DURHAM, N.C. – Duke men’s basketball freshman Jayson Tatum suffered a left foot sprain in practice on Tuesday.
The anticipated recovery time for this injury is two weeks. Tatum will not play in Duke’s exhibition games against Virginia State on Oct. 28 and Augustana on Nov. 4.
“This is the best possible news,” Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “It is a manageable injury that will not impact Jayson long-term. We look forward to having him back very soon.”
Duke opens the regular season when it hosts Marist on Nov. 11 as part of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off.
Tatum is a 6-foot-8 forward and key member of a six-man freshman class that has the Blue Devils voted No. 1 in the coaches' preseason Top 25. The Associated Press poll will be released Monday.