David Cutcliffe hopeful for Thomas Sirk’s return for season opener

Up until a few months ago, the Duke Blue Devils were set up to once again be major players in the ACC. However, quarterback Thomas Sirk went down with a torn Achilles tendon and just about everyone believed that their season was over before it began.

Head coach David Cutcliffe believes otherwise as he spoke with ESPN at the ACC spring meetings on Wednesday said that the team is “absolutely” hopeful for Sirk’s return for the season opener on Sept. 3.

“That’s where we are in our thoughts,” Cutcliffe said. “He’s a great athlete. He heals a lot faster than I do. So I’m hopeful that we have a shot.”

Usually, a torn Achilles means at least a calendar year out of action, but if Sirk is already working this hard to get back to full strength, he could be ready to go for his senior season.

If not, Parker Boehme is ready to be at the helm for the Blue Devils.

Thomas Sirk would certainly be missed for Duke if he isn’t able to play this year. In 2015, he threw for over 2,600 yards and 16 touchdowns, while rushing for 809 yards and eight touchdowns.

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