Friday, February 12, 2010

Teammates hopeful Duke's Thomas will play

Although Duke has listed senior forward Lance Thomas as doubtful for Saturday's game against Maryland with a bruised right knee, his teammates are hopeful that he will play.

"Lance might play tomorrow," junior forward Kyle Singler said during a media availability on Friday. "We haven't really counted him out right now."

Thomas was injured in Wednesday's 64-54 Duke win at North Carolina. Duke junior guard Nolan Smith said Thomas wore a protective sleeve on his knee and went through some of the drills the Blue Devils did Friday during practice.

"He did a little bit today and he looks good, so I think he's going to be ready," Smith said.
Coach Mike Krzyzewski has said Thomas is Duke's best defender. Thomas averages 5.7 points and 4.9 rebounds per game.

Ken Tysiac


Anonymous said...

I hope he plays, then there will be fewer excuses.