Rising senior forward Josh Hairston underwent surgery on his injured right thumb Tuesday and is expected to miss 6-8 weeks of action.
Hairston averaged 2.6 points and 2.1 rebounds in 12.7 minutes per game last season. He will be counted on to play a bigger role for the Blue Devils in the 2013-14 season with forwards Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly leaving for the NBA.
Hairston joins fellow big man Marshall Plumlee—who also had offseason surgery—on the sidelines. That leaves Amile Jefferson as the only healthy Duke low post player as of now.
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