Amile Jefferson Injury: Updates on Duke Forward's Foot and Return

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured Columnist

DURHAM, NC - DECEMBER 19:  Amile Jefferson #21 of the Duke Blue Devils reacts after a play against the Tennessee State Tigers during their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on December 19, 2016 in Durham, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Duke Blue Devils forward Amile Jefferson hadn't played since suffering a foot injury against Boston College on Jan. 7. However, he's ready to return.

Continue for updates.

                 

Jefferson Will Play vs. Miami

Saturday, Jan. 21

Duke announced Jefferson would return to the lineup against the Hurricanes for Saturday's game.

                 

Jefferson Vital Cog For Duke Due to Versatility, Leadership

Last season, Jefferson was limited to nine appearances before suffering a fractured right foot.

When he's been healthy, the Philadelphia native has been a difference-maker. Prior to the injury, Jefferson was averaging 13.8 points, 10.6 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game.

Freshman Harry Giles has gotten some much-needed experience with Jefferson on the shelf, but the veteran's return to the lineup is paramount to Duke's national title expectations.

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