Posted: Tuesday April 9, 2013 6:45 PM

Duke's Kelly has surgery on right foot

Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Duke has announced that Ryan Kelly will be out 12 weeks after having surgery on his injured right foot.

The school said Kelly had the procedure Tuesday.

The Duke-issued timeline would keep the 6-foot-11 senior out until early July. The NBA draft is June 27.

Kelly missed 13 games after hurting the foot Jan. 8 against Clemson. He returned for the win over Miami on March 2 and helped lead the Blue Devils (30-6) to the Midwest Regional final.

Coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a statement issued by the school that Kelly "showed amazing courage'' in playing through the injury late the season. The coach says he expects Kelly to return to 100 percent health and pursue an NBA career.
Hot Topics: NBA Draft Yasiel Puig NHL Playoffs NBA Playoffs Mark Cuban Jabari Parker
TM & © 2014 Time Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms under which this service is provided to you. Read our privacy guidelines, your California privacy rights, and ad choices.
SI CoverRead All ArticlesBuy Cover Reprint