For the fifth time this offseason, Duke has lost a player to injury who was expected to sit atop the depth chart at the beginning of the 2012 season.
The latest player lost is safety Jordon Byas, who the school announced via a press release underwent successful surgery to “
divorce debride a torn meniscus in his left knee.” As a result of the procedure, which was performed Wednesday afternoon, Byas will be out indefinitely.
On the defensive side of the ball, Byas joins defensive lineman Jamal Bruce and linebacker Kelby Brown for varying periods of time. Wide receiver Blair Holliday, who was critically injured in an offseason jet ski accident, is out for the season, while tight end Braxton Deaver is officially listed as out indefinitely with a knee injury.
Byas, a redshirt senior, has played in 35 games during his Blue Devils career, including eight starts.