Update on UNC's Pianalto

September, 14, 2009
9/14/09
6:59
PM ET

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich


UNC tight end Zack Pianalto's MRI on Monday confirmed the original diagnosis, and Pianalto has suffered a subtalar dislocation of his right foot in UNC’s 12-10 victory at Connecticut Saturday afternoon. It's too early to tell how long Pianalto will be out, or if he'll play this weekend against East Carolina.

So basically, we don't know much more than we did on Saturday.

Pianalto was injured after he scored the game-tying touchdown with 2:36 remaining in the fourth quarter. After scoring, he jumped into the air and landed awkwardly on a defender’s foot.

The good news for the Heels is that fullback Bobby Rome rejoined the team, and attended the meetings on Sunday night. No other players have been infected so far with the swine flu-like symptoms.

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