Good news, Duke fans.
After an injury scare for five-star forward Jayson Tatum, who went down with a foot injury at the team’s “pro day” which featured more than 60 NBA scouts and executives in attendance, the Blue Devils have revealed the freshman will not miss extended time.
Tatum suffered a foot sprain and is only expected to miss two weeks.
“This is the best possible news,” Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a statement from the university. “It is a manageable injury that will not impact Jayson long-term. We look forward to having him back very soon.”
Tatum will miss Duke’s exhibition games against Virginia State on Oct. 28 and Augustana on Nov. 4.
If all goes well, Tatum could be healthy in time for the Blue Devils’ season-opener against Marist on Friday, Nov. 11.
Coming out of high school, Tatum was the No. 4 rated player in his recruiting class. Once he is healthy enough to return to the court, it will be a major boost for a Duke program that is eyeing a deep run in the NCAA Tournament.
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