College Hoops World Reacts To Duke 5-Star Injury News

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Upcoming five-star rookie Darrick Whitehead suffered a leg fracture during a preseason workout and will be out indefinitely.

The Duke guard underwent surgery to repair the injury on Tuesday, the team announced.

“We are delighted to report that Darik underwent a successful procedure and is in the best of care with our doctors.

and rehabilitation staff,” head coach John Scherer said in a team statement.

"We are confident that he will be back on the court very soon."

The college basketball world took to Twitter to react to the news of this unfortunate injury.

"NOOOOOOO. What a big crap," wrote one fan.

Another said, "The annual tradition continues like no other. Get well soon."

"There wouldn't be Duke basketball without a foot injury," said another.

Whitehead commits Duke to the No. 1-ranking small forward in the 2022 class.

He was named Naismith High School Player of the Year in 2022 as a member of the Powerhouse Monte Verde basketball program.

Australian guard Tyrese Proctor reclassified and joined the Blue Devils earlier this month.

Junior ball handler Jeremy Roach is the only returning starter from last year's Last Four team.

Whitehead is not expected to be ready for Duke's first practice on September 26.

His position is still up in the air for the Blue Devils' season-opener against Jacksonville on November 7.

Although Whitehead may not be able to start the 2022–23 season,

Duke still has three other up-and-coming five-star recruits: No. 1 overall recruit Derek Lively II, 6-foot-11 center Kyle Filipowski.

and No. 3 power forward Mark Mitchell.