Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Duke's Ryan Kelly has surgery on right foot

Duke's Ryan Kelly had surgery on his right foot on Tuesday to repair damage suffered when he sprained it in practice before the ACC tournament.

The junior forward will be unable to participate in training for the next 6-8 weeks.

Kelly, who played high school basketball at Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, averaged 11.8 points per game this season, hitting 40.8 percent of his 3-pointers. He scored a career-high 23 points in the Blue Devils' win over Wake Forest on Feb. 28.

After injuring his ankle in practice the Tuesday before the ACC tournament, Kelly missed Duke's final three games.

The offense wasn't the same without him.

The Blue Devils only made 38.6 percent of their shots from the floor in their final three games, and if one adds the loss to UNC to close the regular season to the mix, Duke closed the year by hitting 22 of its last 93 3-point attempts (23.6 percent).

Before the Blue Devils' NCAA tournament loss to Lehigh, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said there was a chance Kelly would play in situational situations. Kelly dressed against the Mountain Hawks, but he didn't participate in the pre-game shootaround nor the lay-up lines.

- Jack Daly


that's what she said...

LEHIGH !!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Worst Duke team in 5 years, that's a fact.

Ho hum...27 wins...beat Kansas, Mich State...broke UNC's hearts @UNC...young team, rebuilding year.

Get healthy Ryan.

Anonymous said...

K 4
Dean 2

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oh I hope that the surgery went perfectly, maybe you could write an update after some months, I would like to know how Ryan Kelly is doing now