According to ESPN.com analyst Jay Williams, Ryan Kelly is out indefinitely with an injured right foot. Will have more on this situation as it develops.
— Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) January 9, 2013
And an update from the school’s official twitter account below:
Ryan Kelly is sidelined indefinitely with right foot injury. Avg. 14.4 points and shot 67.7 pct from 3pt range in Duke’s previous 9 games
— Duke Men’s Hoops (@Duke_MBB) January 9, 2013
Kelly injured his right foot over the holiday break according to Coach Mike Krzyzewski and had been playing hurt for the four games since. Remarkably, those were some of his most efficient games as he averaged 78.6 3PT%, 15.5 Points per Game and 7 Rebounds per Game in 25 Minutes. During the first half of the Clemson game, Kelly came down awkwardly after a made three-pointer and re-injured that foot.
X-rays were taken last night but proved to not show any signs of a break. After CAT scans were taken, the results led the team to tag Ryan as out “indefinitely”. He was out nearly two months after injuring his foot in the UNC game at the end of last season and with only two months remaining in the regular season, that would be a crippling blow to the nation’s #1 team. With any luck, Kelly can begin rehab immediately and return before the ACC tournament.
Kelly’s shooting has been a bright spot for the Blue Devils recently and he’s given the team a much-needed offensive lift as opponents focused their efforts on stopping national player of the year candidate Mason Plumlee