Thursday, July 19, 2007

Demarcus Surgery

You've got to love the game of Demarcus Nelson. He's been hurt for most of his career, he's too short to accomplish half of what he's done, and you've really got to hope he can get healthy in time for his last year at Duke. OR, maybe they should think about letting him have a year off to grow ;)

Duke’s Nelson out 6-8 weeks

Duke guard DeMarcus Nelson will be out six to eight weeks after having surgery Tuesday to repair a fracture in his left wrist. Nelson suffered the injury Thursday while participating in the Pan American Games Trials in Pennsylvania.

He was operated on successfully Tuesday at Duke University Medical Center and should be healthy in time for the start of Blue Devils practice in October.

“We are happy with the outcome of (the) procedure,” Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “Despite the injury, (DeMarcus) and I are both glad he had the opportunity to participate in the Pan American Games Trials. We look forward to having him back at 100 percent for the season.”

It sounds like the Docs at Duke have been pretty busy.

Krzyzewski must hope all of his players are at full strength when the season rolls around in three months. With Tuesday’s procedure, Nelson became the fourth Blue Devil to have surgery since the team’s NCAA tournament loss to Virginia Commonwealth in March.

Sophomore center Brian Zoubek underwent surgery last week to repair a broken bone in his left foot, an injury he suffered while playing a pick-up game on campus. Point guard Greg Paulus had his left foot operated on immediately after the season ended and junior Marty Pocius had surgery on his right ankle in March as well. Full Story...