Dariq Whitehead has surgery on foot, expected to be back in fall for Duke Blue Devils men’s basketball team

The unfortunate history of serious foot injuries in Duke men’s basketball continued this week as top recruit Dariq Whitehead underwent surgery on Tuesday to repair a fracture in his right foot.

According to the school, he is out indefinitely but will begin rehab immediately and is expected to return sometime “this fall.”

The school announced that Whitehead, the No. 2 recruit in the 2022 class and a prospective top-10 pick in ESPN’s 2023 NBA rankings, suffered the injury during a team practice Monday

“We are pleased to announce that Dariq underwent successful surgery today and is in the best of care from our doctors and rehabilitation staff,” head coach Jon Scheyer said in the press release. “We are confident that he will be back on the pitch soon.”

Whitehead, a guard who won Naismith High School Player of the Year honors and secured a spot on McDonald’s All-America team last year, is expected to be a key part of Scheyer’s roster in Duke’s first season without Mike Krzyzewski since 1980 to play.

Duke has suffered multiple foot injuries over the past 40 years. Former standouts Chris Collins, Carlos Boozer, Elton Brand, Daniel Ewing, Kyrie Irving, Ryan Kelly, Marshall Plumlee and Jayson Tatum all missed time during their Duke careers due to foot injuries.

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Emma Bowman

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