Duke shooting guard Seth Curry injured his leg late in his team’s ACC showdown with North Carolina State.
Yahoo! Sports’ Pat Forde took note of the incident via Twitter:
Oh boy, Seth Curry down hurt. Looked like his leg just gave out. Non-contact.— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) January 12, 2013
UPDATE: Monday, Jan. 14 at 12:15 p.m. ET by Ben Chodos
Seth Curry's ankle injury does not appear to be a long-term problem for the Duke star.
The Fayetteville Observer's Bret Strelow reported the following on the guard's condition:
K calls Curry's injury a slight sprain; not a lot of swelling. Won't practice today, hope is he's available for Thursday— Bret Strelow (@bretstrelow) January 14, 2013
The Blue Devils are set to face Georgia Tech on Thursday and will hope to have their best backcourt player available.
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Curry is in the midst of an excellent senior season, and he was continuing it with a fine performance against the Wolfpack. When he left the game, he was leading all scorers with 22 points.
He landed awkwardly on his leg when running around a screen late in the second half. After coming off the court, he briefly went toward the locker room before returning to the bench for the end of the game.
Curry did not re-enter the contest after suffering the injury.
In his senior season, he is thus far averaging 16.0 points per game while shooting 47.4 percent from the field and 41.3 percent from behind the three-point line.
His scoring ability and veteran leadership have been key components to Duke’s success this season and its climb to No. 1 in the polls. However, Duke will drop in the next rankings after losing 84-76 to No. 20 N.C. State.
In addition to being without Curry for the final few minutes of this contest, the Blue Devils were missing senior forward Ryan Kelly, who was averaging 13.4 points per game, before suffering a foot injury that will keep him sidelined indefinitely.
If Curry is forced to sit out, missing two players who make invaluable contributions both on and off the court will make it difficult for Duke to bounce back from its first loss of the season.
Check back here for updates on Curry’s condition going forward.