Unfortunately, it appears one of the best players on Duke’s defense will be dealing with yet another significant knee injury.
During the second play of Duke’s first scrimmage of summer camp, Kelby Brown went down with an injury to his left knee. The severity of the injury was not detailed by the school as it stated simply that the senior linebacker would undergo further evaluation in the form of an MRI.
The fact, though, that it was a non-contact injury doesn’t bode well for the player.
“When you have a great person, a great player and a guy that’s a stalwart in the program that’s had two knee surgeries, it’s upsetting to say the least,” said head coach David Cutcliffe in quotes distributed by the team. “Kelby is a very strong spiritual person too, so he’ll be fine.”
Sadly, if it turns out to be the case again, Brown has, as Cutcliffe alluded to, significant experience dealing with serious knee injuries.
Completely healthy in 2013, Brown was a first-team All-ACC performer. He was a preseason All-ACC selection this year as well.