Duke forward Dariq Whitehead, a projected first-round pick in next month’s NBA draft, will have a second surgical procedure on his right foot.
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His representatives at Excel Sports Management confirmed the news Friday with ESPN and said he is expected to be fully recovered by the start of the NBA regular season.
The 6-foot-7 Whitehead averaged 8.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 20.6 minutes in 28 games (seven starts) during his freshman season with the Blue Devils in 2022-23. He shot 42.9 percent from 3-point distance.
Whitehead had surgery on the fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot in August. Specialists recently determined he needs a follow-up operation to properly repair the injury, per his agents.
Whitehead, 18, was a McDonald’s All-American and No. 2 overall prospect in the Class of 2022, per the 247Sports composite.
–Field Level Media
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