“We’ll just have to wait and see,” said Williams of Meeks’ status on the radio show. “They’re not completely ruling him out, and they’re not saying that he can play. Let me say it that way: I don’t think we’ll have him, but we’ll just have to wait and see.”
Meeks left UNC’s eventual win over Arkansas Saturday with three minutes and 15 seconds left in the game and did not return. He scored nine points and grabbed four rebounds in 15 minutes. That night, he was diagnosed with a sprained knee and was scheduled to have an MRI on Sunday.
“If he doesn’t practice (Monday), he can still play,” Williams had said during his press conference before the beginning of practice. “If he doesn’t practice Wednesday, it’ll be hard to play on Thursday.”
Williams said he saw Meeks walking on campus on the way to class Monday. Meeks told him that he felt better than he had on Saturday, when he heard his knee pop.
“I didn’t see the play,” said Williams of when Meeks went down under the basket.
“With this, I had no information, but he was very concerned.
“I didn’t feel good because I didn’t think we’d get him back the rest of the game, but I felt at that time that it wasn’t similar to what Desmond (Hubert) did, and it wasn’t similar to what Sasha (Seymore) did.”
Seymore and Hubert both tore their ACLs earlier in the season.