Duke Freshman Suffers Injury At Summer Workouts

The Blue Devils announced that Darren Harris underwent surgery on his non-shooting hand this week.
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Duke men’s basketball program began summer workouts this week as they prepare for an exciting 2024-25 season. The Blue Devils are looking to build off last year’s success, despite losing in the Elite 8 to North Carolina State.

There’s a lot of excitement surrounding Duke heading into this coming season as they have one of the best freshmen classes in recent history. Cooper Flagg is the headliner, but there are other players to watch out for, including Darren Harris.

Harris was named 2023-24 Gatorade Player of the Year in Virginia and is expected to have a noticeable role on the Blue Devils this season. However, the freshman wing will miss some time during the summer with an injury.

Duke News: Darren Harris Suffers Hand Injury

The Blue Devils announced on social media Friday that Harris fractured his non-shooting hand over the summer. The program said the freshman underwent surgery Tuesday at Duke Medical Center and is on track for a full recovery.

Duke didn’t say if Harris’ injury happened at workouts this week, but it’s good to know he’s on track for a full recovery. The freshman wing is coming off an outstanding senior season at Paul VI Catholic, averaging 17.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game.

Nonetheless, if Harris and the rest of the Blue Devils’ freshman class can fill the void left by Jeremy Roach, Jared McCain, and Kyle Filipowski this season, Duke should be a top-10 team in the nation.

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