Kelly undergoes surgery on foot
Posted April 9, 2013
Durham, N.C. — Duke forward Ryan Kelly underwent surgery on his right foot Tuesday and will be sidelined for approximately 12 weeks.
Kelly suffered the injury in the first half of Duke’s win against Clemson Jan. 8 and missed 13 games before returning against Miami March 2.
“Ryan has been a terrific member of the Duke program throughout his career and has a bright professional future,” said head coach Mike Krzyzewski. “He showed amazing courage playing during the last part of our season leading us to the Elite Eight. With this surgery Ryan is expected to return to 100 percent and pursue his dream of playing in the NBA.”
Kelly returned from the injury late in the year to score a career-high 36 points on 10-of-14 shooting, including 7-of-9 from three-point range, in a 79-76 win over No. 5 Miami. He helped Duke to an NCAA Tournament Elite Eight appearance and 30-6 record.
He earned honorable mention All-ACC despite playing in just five league games. Kelly averaged 12.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.6 blocks per game, while shooting 42.2 percent from three-point range and 81.2 percent from the foul line for the season.
Kelly concluded his career with 949 points, 465 rebounds and 133 blocks in 126 games. He ranks fourth Duke history in career winning percentage with the Blue Devils compiling a 111-15 (.881) record with him on the floor.