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Broken collarbone sidelines Duke QB indefinitely

Anthony Boone AP

Duke managed to pick up a win on Saturday against Memphis, winning 28-14, but the victory has come at a cost. Quarterback Anthony Boone suffered a broken collarbone and will be out of action for the Blue Devils indefinitely.

Duke head coach David Cutcliffe announced the injury news about Boone today and there is currently no expectation as to when he might return to the football field.

In the meantime, Duke will have no other option than to go with redshirt junior Brandon Connette under center. Duke lists just two quarterbacks on their depth chart on a weekly basis and through the first two weeks the depth charts have included Boone and Connette. Connette has shown he is capable of leading the offense after passing for 198 yards and two touchdowns against Memphis.

The Blue Devils will move true freshman Parker Boehme up on the depth chart to back up Connette. Boehme, a dual threat quarterback out of Florida, was  a three-star recruit according to the 247 Sports composite rankings. He enrolled at Duke on January 1 so was available for the spring, which means he should have at least a grasp of the offense in the event he is needed to take over the offense at any point.

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1 Response to “Broken collarbone sidelines Duke QB indefinitely”
  1. Charles Olson says: Sep 9, 2013 10:21 AM

    Reblogged this on COS- Charles Olson Sports and commented:
    The injury sustained by Anthony Boone is devastating for the Blue Devils. With a big game coming up on Friday against Georgia Tech, Duke really needs all hands on deck. However, this opens the door for Brandon Connette, who by all accounts is a better runner with the ball than Boone. This presents a new set of circumstances that Ted Roof’s defense will have to handle this Saturday, when the Jackets head to Durham. Fortunately for the Jackets’ sake, Connette played in the Memphis win. This gives GT some film on what Connette can actually deliver. I have maintained all preseason that this is the most important early season game for the Jackets. With difficult games against UNC and Va. Tech on the horizon, and in a short week, Georgia Tech really needs to get this stretch of games off to a good start.

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