Tuesday , Nov , 29 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Duke guard Nelson undergoes surgery

Durham, NC (Sports Network) – Duke guard DeMarcus Nelson underwent successful
ankle surgery and is expected to miss the next 6-to-8 weeks.

The guard fractured the media malleolus of his right tibia versus Drexel in
the semifinals of the NIT Tip-off Classic last Wednesday. He will be evaluated
regularly by Dr. Claude T. Moorman and Dr. Jim Nunley over the duration of the

“We will definitely miss DeMarcus,” Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said.
“We’re pleased that the surgery was successful and that we can expect him to
be back at 100 percent later in the season.”

Nelson averaged 6.5 points and 3.3 rebounds in four games this season for the
Blue Devils (5-0), who play at Indiana Wednesday night as part of the ACC/Big
10 Challenge.