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UNC guard Marcus Paige undergoes ankle surgery

North Carolina guard Marcus Paige underwent surgery to remove bone spurs from his right ankle, the university announced on Monday.
North Carolina guard Marcus Paige underwent surgery to remove bone spurs from his right ankle, the university announced on Monday. rwillett@newsobserver.com

North Carolina guard Marcus Paige has undergone surgery to remove bone spurs from his right ankle, the university announced on Monday.

Paige, a junior who was named the Tar Heels' Most Valuable Player after each of the past two seasons, is expected to be able to play again this summer.

Paige endured an assortment of injuries during the season but still played in all of UNC's 38 games and led the Tar Heels with an average of 14.1 points. In addition to the bone spurs in his right ankle, Paige was also hampered by plantar fasciitis in his right foot.

Paige underwent the surgery on Monday at Carolinas Medical Center, where Dr. Robert Anderson performed the procedure.

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