Josh Hairston, who averaged 2.6 points and 2.1 rebounds per game, underwent surgery Tuesday. Credit: STEVE CANNON/AP
Duke reserve forward Josh Hairston underwent successful surgery to repair ligaments in his right thumb, the school announced in a release Tuesday. He is expected to be sidelined 6-8 weeks.
Hairston tore the ligaments leading up to Duke's Feb. 16, 83-81 loss at Maryland. He posted 11 points, tied for his season-high (he had 11 in the Blue Devils' next game, at Virginia Tech). He didn't miss any games as a result of the injury.