Seth Curry is already finished with his Duke career, but training for the NBA draft will be more difficult after a shin injury.
UPDATE: Monday, Apr. 15 at 5:47 p.m. EDT by Maxwell Ogden
In Kobe Bryant fashion, Curry has supplied the world with a photograph prior to his surgery. Fortunately, the Duke star decided to leave the sight of the operation to those behind close doors.
The image was posted to Curry's official Instagram account.
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According to Laura Keeley of the Raleigh News and Observer, the star will be out for 10-12 weeks after undergoing surgery on his shin:
Wow. #Duke announces that Seth Curry had surgery on right shin. Out 10-12 weeks— Laura Keeley (@laurakeeley) April 15, 2013
Keeley also reports that the injury is an apparent stress fracture that was worse than originally anticipated:
I had heard Seth Curry had a stress fracture (others reported that, too). Didn't realize it would need surgery #Duke— Laura Keeley (@laurakeeley) April 15, 2013
Curry averaged 17.5 points per game in his final season with the Blue Devils and was considered one of the top shooters in the country after making 43.8 percent of his shots from three-point range.
His all-around play allowed him to be named first-team all-ACC by the league’s coaches.
In the NCAA tournament, Curry was even better, as he averaged 21 points per game while leading his squad to the Elite Eight before falling to eventual champion Louisville.
Unfortunately, he is undersized for a shooting guard in the NBA at 6'2", and he does not have the quickness or vision to be a point guard at the next level. He also lacks the athleticism of fellow guard prospects.
ESPN's Chad Ford (membership required) lists him as the No. 69 overall prospect and the No. 17 shooting guard in the 2013 class.
This injury could move him down even lower as teams are given less of a chance to examine the player leading up to the draft.
On the other hand, the fact that his brother, Stephen Curry, is currently starring for the Golden State Warriors will help him at least get a chance in the NBA. The elder sibling tweeted last month:
Well that’s all folks. Proud of my bro for all he did in his career. We’ll save a spot for you on the next level my man. #blessed— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) March 31, 2013
Hopefully this injury does not prevent the former Duke star from continuing his promising career.