Seth Curry injuredHere is hoping a speedy recovery:
Less than a week into practice, two of Dukeâ€™s top six players have gone down with injuries. Senior guard Seth Curry, Dukeâ€™s top perimeter player, has a lower leg injury that coach Mike Krzyzewski said could be something that lingers throughout the season.
Forward Marshall Plumlee, a redshirt freshman and the younger brother of senior forward Mason Plumlee, suffered a stress fracture in his foot and will be out for at least four weeks.
Duke holds out hope that both will be back in action early in the season, but the Blue Devils already are thin on the perimeter. Shooting guard Austin Rivers left early for the NBA, and Andre Dawkins took a redshirt season as he continues to cope with the loss of his sister, who was killed in a car accident driving to a game during his freshman season.
â€śThose two kids were playing great, Seth and Marshall,â€ť Krzyzewski said. â€śHopefully theyâ€™ll both be back when we start playing. â€¦ It shows how fragile any team is. In basketball, you lose one key, and it has an impact on your team. Itâ€™s a rippling effect.â€ť