Duke’s Marshall Plumlee has surgery on foot

lkeeley@newsobserver.comApril 23, 2013 

The postseason surgery schedule for Duke moves on, this time to Marshall Plumlee. The redshirt freshman had surgery Tuesday, and he will be out three-to-four months, the school announced in a statement.

Plumlee broke his left foot in a workout two days before practice started in October. He missed the first nine games while recovering from his stress fracture. Plumlee briefly returned Dec. 19 against Cornell and played two minutes before suffering a setback that forced him to miss the next game against Elon.

Plumlee never got established in the rotation, and his foot never fully healed. He scored two points all season – a basket against Wake Forest in the ACC opener.

“Marshall was having a very good preseason before suffering the injury last year,” coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a statement. “The injury set him back but we expect him to make a full recovery and be a key contributor for us next season.”

Keeley 919-829-4556; Twitter @laurakeeley

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