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Duke's Marshall Plumlee undergoing surgery on left foot

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Marshall Plumlee never could get healthy this year for Duke. Credit: CHUCK LIDDY

The post season surgery schedule for Duke moves on, this time to Marshall Plumlee. The redshirt freshman underwent surgery Tuesday, and he will be out 3-4 months, the school announced in a statement.

Marshall originally broke his left foot in a workout two days before practice started in October. He missed the first nine games while recovering from his stress fracture. Plumlee briefly returned Dec. 19 against Cornell and played two minutes before suffering a setback that forced him to miss the next game against Elon.

Plumlee never could get established in the rotation, and, obviously, never had his foot fully heal. He scored two points this year, coming on a field goal against Wake Forest in the ACC opener.

“Marshall was having a very good preseason before suffering the injury last year,” head coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a statement. “The injury set him back but we expect him to make a full recovery and be a key contributor for us next season.”

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About the blogger

Laura Keeley is the Duke beat writer for the News & Observer. Follow her on Twitter @laurakeeley