DURHAM — Duke womens star Chelsea Gray will miss the rest of the season with a dislocated right kneecap.
Coach Joanne P. McCallie disclosed the severity of Grays injury Tuesday.
Gray, a point guard, was hurt during the first half of Sundays 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.