Hubert Davis says this UNC basketball player will be a game-time decision Monday

As the UNC basketball program preps for the 2022-23 season opener on Monday against UNCW, head coach Hubert Davis has provided an injury update on a few players.

Davis revealed that guard R.J. Davis is back and forward Justin McKoy is healthy. But UNC could be without a key contributor.

Forward Puff Johnson will be a game-time decision for the Tar Heels after sitting out the exhibition game last Friday. Johnson is dealing with some knee pain that needs to get better before he can hit the court. With the game in a few days, the hope is that Johnson can be ready to go.

The 6-foot-8, 200-pound junior averaged 3.1 points and 2.0 rebounds per game last season. He appeared in 24 games after missing most of his first season with a knee injury.

Getting Johnson healthy is key for UNC as he can be a key guy off the bench for them this season. He flashed his ability during UNC’s tournament run a year ago giving fans hope he can be a guy that takes a step forward in his development.

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