North Carolina Basketball: Tar Heel Guard Leslie McDonald Tears ACL

Doug BrodessCorrespondent IJuly 15, 2011

GREENSBORO, NC - MARCH 12:  Leslie McDonald #2 of the North Carolina Tar Heels shoots against Milton Jennings #24 of the Clemson Tigers during overtime in the semifinals of the 2011 ACC men's basketball tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum on March 12, 2011 in Greensboro, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Gary Parrish of is reporting that the North Carolina Tar Heels backcourt rotation suffered a blow as Leslie McDonald tore his ACL in a pro-am game in Durham on Thursday night.

Off the bench, McDonald averaged seven points in only 16 minutes per game in the 2010-11 season.

Because of this, head coach Roy Williams may need to count on incoming freshman P.J. Hairston sooner than planned, especially if Reggie Bullock has not fully recovered from his knee injury.