Duke’s secondary took a significant hit from this weekend’s game against North Carolina. Junior safety Dylan Singleton will miss Dukes’ final two games and likely bowl game due to an ankle injury that occurred during the first half of the game on Saturday.
Singleton reportedly underwent surgery on Sunday to take care of a fractured left ankle, according to a medical update from Duke on Sunday.
The loss of Singleton is the third defensive starter lost by Duke for the remainder of the season. Cornerback Mark Gilbert and defensive tackle Edgar Cerenord had already been lost to injuries as the depth on the Duke defense continues to get more shallow. Duke was without linebacker Joe Giles-Harris on Saturday too due to an MCL injury from the previous week.
There is rarely a good time to have so many injuries on defense, but Duke’s timing could not be more unforgiving. Duke visits Clemson this week.