Clifford Harris, Duke's leading rusher, will be sidelined for the Blue Devils' matchup at Virginia Tech Saturday with a broken arm he sustained in Duke's 31-7 loss to Clemson, head coach David Cutcliffe announced at his weekly media luncheon Tuesday. Cutcliffe said Sunday that Harris would be further evaluated Monday, and X-rays showed a break in Harris' arm.
Cutcliffe said Harris could return for Duke's regular season finale against North Carolina, but he wouldn't play the senior if it put him at further risk.
Harris has rushed 98 times for 356 yards this season and has plunged into the end zone three times. He also has three receiving touchdowns and has racked up 127 yards through the air. He leads a three-headed rushing attack, which will be reduced to true freshman Jay Hollingsworth and converted cornerback Tony Jackson against one of the toughest defenses in the ACC Saturday.
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