Monday, February 27, 2012

Duke's Hairston to miss Wake Forest game

Josh Hairston will not play for Duke when it travels to Wake Forest on Tuesday for a 9 p.m. game against the Demon Deacons.

The Blue Devils’ forward suffered a laceration under his right eye when he was hit hard by the elbow of one of Virginia Tech’s playersearly in Saturday’s Duke win. Hairston didn’t return to the bench after leaving to get treatment.

“He’s doing well, but he’s still not 100 percent, so we’re keeping him out for the game,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said Monday morning. “Everyone else should be ready to go.”

Krzyzewski said he wasn’t sure if Hairston had a concussion or not.

“He just got hit pretty hard,” Krzyzewski said. “Once you get hit in the head, you’ve got to be careful with these kids. He’s feeling better, but he’s still not ready to go.”

Without Hairston, Krzyzewski said Duke freshman Mike Gbinije may see more minutes at power forward if the Blue Devils opt to go small.

-- Jack Daly


Buckshot Jenkins said...

Oh no!!! How on earth can the devils expect to beat a quality team like Wake Forest without Josh Hairston?!?!

Graham said...

HAHAHAHA good point! I think we may be able to manage with players like the Plumlee's and some guy last name Rivers...i believe.

Anonymous said...

as a Wake Forest alum and big supporter of Demon Deacon athletics, I can truthfully say... "so what?". HAirston or no Hairston, this will NOT be pretty.