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Tuesday / January 31.
  • Duke’s Dariq Whitehead leaves game with leg injury

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Duke freshman Dariq Whitehead left Monday’s game with Virginia Tech during the second half with a left lower leg injury.

    Whitehead was injured while leaping to intercept a pass and appeared to collide with Virginia Tech’s Justyn Mutts.

    He left the game while jumping off the floor on one leg and was later helped from the court by teammates while not putting any weight on his left leg.

    “I need to get some clarity, I don’t know timetable,” Duke coach Jon Scheyer said of Whitehead. “I don’t know what we’ll do other than get him back, evaluate and go from there.”

    Whitehead scored 10 points before leaving.

    Whitehead missed the start of the season after undergoing surgery on his right foot in late August. He debuted on Nov. 18.

    The Newark native was the No. 2 recruit in the Class of 2022 and was the MVP of the McDonald’s All-American Game.

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.