Duke University linebacker Kelby Brown is set to have an MRI on his left knee after an apparent injury endured while pressuring the quarterback during Monday’s practice.
The fifth-year senior is the motor behind the Blue Devils defense and was an All-ACC selection a season ago. Brown was also among the conference leaders in tackles while recording 114.
Brown has suffered two major knee injuries during his time in Durham and a third would be devastating. In 2010, Brown tore both his anterior crucial and medial collateral ligaments in his right knee. Then, Brown tore his ACL once again in 2012 before taking a medical redshirt.
In a statement Monday, head coach David Cutliffe said, “When you have a great person, a great player and a guy that’s a stalwart in the program that’s had two knee surgeries, it’s upsetting to say the least.”
*** Update, 12:23 PM: Reports are out that Brown will miss the entire 2014 season with a torn ACL. The Blue Devils are now without their top defensive player and will turn to Deion Williams as his replacement. Should Brown be interested in another medical redshirt, he will be eligible for another year of play.