Thursday, November 12, 2009

Duke's Mason Plumlee fractures wrist

Duke's big lineup just got smaller.

Freshman Mason Plumlee, the athletic, 6-foot-10 center who was on track to possibly start for the Blue Devils, is out indefinitely after suffering a fractured left wrist in practice Wednesday, the school announced.

The injury will not require surgery and will be evaluated weekly by the Duke medical staff.

"We are confident that he will make a full recovery," coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a statement. "Mason is going to be a very good player for us and we look forward to him getting healthy and returning to the court."

Plumlee is a McDonald's All-American who averaged 12 points, eight rebounds, three assists and three blocked shots in exhibition wins over Pfeiffer and Findlay. Duke begins the regular season at 7 p.m. Friday against UNC Greensboro.

Ken Tysiac


Anonymous said...

As a Carolina fan, I can feel your pain. Same thing happened to us last year with Zeller.

Anonymous said...

Well, except Zeller is much much better already than lil' plum will ever be

ROY>RAT said...

Let the excuses begin!!!

Anonymous said...

I thought the wrists on dook players tended to be less prone to fractures due to their lack of rigidity.

Jamie Steele said...

Is this a Dook site. All the post are about Dook Basketball?

Anonymous said...

Yeah Duke's really been missing Mason with his bro Miles providing a paltry 15 pts, 10 rebs a game.

"Dook's" screwed, right?