Friday, September 3, 2010

Duke's Singler has arthroscopic knee surgery

Duke senior forward Kyle Singler, who was named the most outstandidng player of the 2010 Final Four, had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee this afternoon at the Duke University Medical Center, the school announced.

Singler is expected to make a full recovery before the start of practice on Oct. 15.

“Kyle had some discomfort in his knee following a very busy summer so we elected to go in and clean it up prior to the start of the season,” said Duke associate head coach Steve Wojciechowski. “By all accounts, today’s surgery was a success and Kyle will be back at full strength before the start of practice.”

A first-team All-ACC selection, Singler averaged 17.7 points and 7.0 rebounds last season whilie leading Duke to the NCAA championship and its second straight ACC tournament title. He ranks 18th all-time at Duke with 1,767 career points.

Duke will open practice on Oct. 15 with its Countdown to Craziness celebration. The Blue Devils' regular season begins Nov. 14 against Princeton in the opening round of the CBE Classic.

Ken Tysiac


Anonymous said...

I am a Carolina fan, but it was definitely smart for them to go ahead and get this taken care of now. I would also imagine that they will not be in any big hurry to rush him into practice. The last thing they could want is for this to be something that limited him for the majority of the season...although that might level the playing field for the rest of us in the ACC ;-)

Anonymous said...

boy oh boy is it gonna be a good year to be a Duke fan!