Ryan Kelly's triumphant return against Miami was one of the most memorable performances in Duke history. Credit: CHUCK LIDDY
When Ryan Kelly returned to the lineup after missing 13 games with a right foot injury, he refused to discuss the specifics of his ailments. This trend continued after the season-ending loss at Louisville, the last time he met with the media.
“I was hurt pretty good,” Kelly said. “I’ll let you know if I want to tell you what happened later on. For now, just know that I was pretty hurt.”
Tuesday, the severity of Kelly’s injury came into better focus. He underwent surgery on his right foot and will be out 12 weeks. It’s his second surgery on that foot in 13 months. The surgery was to repair damage stemming from the Jan. 8 injury against Clemson, the school said in a release.