Duke will be without a key piece of its 2020 freshman class as it continues its ACC slate.
Freshman forward Wendell Moore Jr. broke a bone in his hand near the conclusion of the Blue Devils' 95-62 win against Miami Saturday evening and will undergo surgery Monday afternoon, head coach Mike Krzyzewski announced in a teleconference.
"He actually has a broken bone in his right hand and he’ll undergo surgery this afternoon," Krzyzewski said. "It's the fourth metacarpal [bone], and again we're on it right away, and quickness today in getting it done. We think everything’s going to be good, but he’ll be out for a while...and he will not travel to Georgia Tech.”
Moore scored six points in 21 minutes in the victory against the Hurricanes, and is averaging 7.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists on the season.
"Duke men’s basketball freshman forward Wendell Moore Jr. underwent successful surgery on Monday to repair a broken fourth metacarpal in his right hand," team spokesman Mike DeGeorge said in a release Monday night. "He is out indefinitely, but expected to return this season."
The Blue Devils take on Georgia Tech in Atlanta Wednesday at 9 p.m.