It appears Duke’s backfield will be at full strength for its ACC home opener this weekend.
On its weekly injury report released Wednesday, Brittain Brown is listed as probable for the Week 5 matchup with Miami at Wallace Wade Stadium Friday evening. The redshirt freshman running back is dealing with what’s only being described as an unspecified upper-body injury.
Brown missed practice earlier in the week with what’s believed to be a shoulder issue sustained in Week 4. However, he returned to the practice field Tuesday, giving rise to significant hope that he will be available for the Hurricanes.
Brown’s 325 yards rushing this season are second on the Blue Devils to Shaun Wilson‘s team-leading 349 yards. His 6.3 yards per carry, though, is tops on the team.
The Blue Devils are currently fourth in the ACC and tied for 26th nationally averaging 227 yards per game. The team second in the ACC in that category? The Hurricanes (288), although they’ve only played two games because of Hurricane Irma and its aftereffects.
In addition to Brown, starting middle linebacker Ben Humphreys is listed as probable as well with a leg injury. The junior suffered his injury last week after he was rolled up on in an illegal chop block in the win over rival North Carolina.