Duke freshman Harry Giles to miss six weeks after knee surgery


One of the top members of the Duke basketball program’s incoming freshman class will have to delay the start of his career. On Monday, five-star freshman Harry Giles underwent arthroscopic knee surgery that will keep him out of action for the next six weeks.

The Blue Devils announced the news in a statement.

We’re very pleased with the outcome of today’s procedure,” Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “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.”

This is just the latest knee injury and setback for the promising young talent.

Giles previously suffered a torn ACL in each knee — one prior to his sophomore year and once again in the season-opening game of his senior campaign. Hopefully, the latest surgery will clear up any remaining issues lingering in his knee so Giles can get back to 100 percent and help the Blue Devils as soon as possible.

Duke opens its 2016 campaign against Marist on Friday, Nov. 11 in the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off.

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