DURHAM Harry Giles, a five-star freshman forward, is expected to miss six weeks after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on Monday.Duke announced the “successful” surgery for Giles was performed by Dr. Claude T. Moorman, the head physician at Duke University Medical Center. The left knee surgery was Giles’ third procedure in as many years and could cost him the season opener on Nov. 11 against Marist in Cameron Indoor Stadium.”We’re very pleased with the outcome of today’s procedure,” Mike Krzyzewski said in a release. “This is the right step for Harry at the moment as it will help him be 100 percent going forward. Harry has done a tremendous job in rehabilitation over the last year and I’m sure he’ll continue to do the same after this procedure.”The 6-foot-10 forward suffered a torn right ACL that cost him his senior season at Oak Hill Academy. He also previously tore his left ACL prior to signing with the Blue Devils.If Giles does miss the predicted six weeks it takes to recover from the procedure, he would miss both the Marist and Granyon games. So who do the Devils play the day after Giles’ projected return date of Nov. 14? None other than the Kansas Jayhawks in Madison Square Garden. That’s a huge showdown for a freshman player’s first collegiate game. But with depth inside that includes fellow freshman Marques Bolden and returning Amile Jefferson, Duke is still in good hands to start the season.
The ACC released its conference football schedule for 2018 on Wednesday. Here’s some of the highlights to look forward to for the fall. North Carolina Tar Heels The Tar Heels will be a healthier, more […]
Elijah Hughes played two of his best games last season at the American Athletic Conference tournament. They were also the last two games he played as a member of the East Carolina basketball team. The […]
NSJ’s Shawn Krest and Brett Friedlander each took a crack at how they see the 2018 NCAA Tournament unfolding. Each have a Triangle team reaching the Final Four, but both picked a coach who will […]