Duke just can’t escape the injury bug, can they? This afternoon, Duke announced that freshman Marques Bolden has suffered a lower leg injury, joining Harry Giles and Jayson Tatum as the third Duke freshmen to be hurt this preseason.
Giles underwent an arthroscopy on his left knee early last month and Tatum injured his left foot during Duke’s Pro day a few weeks back. Coach K told reporters on Friday that Tatum is expected to be back for this weekend’s opener, whereas Giles should return later this month. As far as Bolden, a name you should definitely remember from this spring’s recruiting battle, no one knows for sure. In a release, Duke said he will be evaluated after this weekend.
I know we all hate Duke, but no one wants to see anyone get hurt, especially kids with their futures on the line. Here’s hoping the prognosis isn’t too bad and the Blue Devils will be at full strength when Kentucky beats them for the National Championship in April.