Duke's season takes a hit with loss of point guard Gray

Associated PressFebruary 20, 2013 

Wake Forest Duke Basketball

Duke's Chelsea Gray screams out as she grabs her knee following an injury during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Wake Forest in Durham, N.C., Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)


— Duke women’s star Chelsea Gray will miss the rest of the season with a dislocated right kneecap.

Coach Joanne P. McCallie disclosed the severity of Gray’s injury Tuesday.

Gray, a point guard, was hurt during the first half of Sunday’s game against Wake Forest. She landed awkwardly on her knee while going for a rebound and getting fouled.

Gray collapsed to the court, grabbing her knee, and her screams filled a hushed Cameron Indoor Stadium.

McCallie had said Gray could have returned for the postseason if there were no ligament tears, but an MRI indicated season-ending surgery is necessary. Gray averages 12.6 points for fifth-ranked Duke (24-1, 14-0) and leads the ACC with averages of 5.4 assists and 3.6 steals.

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