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The Latest on Jayson Tatum’s Injury

Late yesterday afternoon Duke fans were given a scare regarding their star freshman Jayson Tatum as ESPN’s Seth Greenberg sent out the following tweet:

Then DraftExpress tweeted:

Blue Devil fans were obviously freaked out given the history Duke has with foot injuries (Brand, Boozer, Irving, Kelly, Jefferson).

There wasn’t much to go on last night as ESPN was reporting Tatum was still being evaluated.

Many fans have been hoping there would be more news today especially since it’s ACC Media Day in Charlotte. Matt Jones and Amile Jefferson were representing Duke and had this to say:

Coach K appeared on ESPN’s First Take earlier and seemed to indicate the injury is minor and that Tatum may not miss that much time:

We’ll keep you updated with the latest on Jayson Tatum’s injury.


Duke Sports Information just released the following statement:

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke men’s basketball freshman Jayson Tatum suffered a left foot sprain in practice on Tuesday.

The anticipated recovery time for this injury is two weeks. Tatum will not play in Duke’s exhibition games against Virginia State on Oct. 28 and Augustana on Nov. 4.

“This is the best possible news,” Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “It is a manageable injury that will not impact Jayson long-term. We look forward to having him back very soon.”

Duke opens the regular season when it hosts Marist on Nov. 11 as part of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off.