Thursday , Mar , 30 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Duke’s Paulus undergoes wrist surgery

Durham, NC (Sports Network) – Duke freshman point guard Greg Paulus underwent
successful arthroscopic surgery on his left wrist on Wednesday.

The procedure to repair a tear of the triangular fibrocartilage and remove
part of the ulnar styloid process from a previous injury was performed by Dr.
David Ruch.

Paulus, who played through pain in his left wrist the entire campaign, is
looking at 10-12 weeks of recovery time.

“Greg showed a great deal of toughness and resolve playing through the injury
as a freshman,” said Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski. “The surgery was a
success and we look forward to a full recovery. Greg had a great year for us
as a freshman despite the injury and we are anxious to have him back and at
100 percent.”

The freshman floor general was named to the ACC All-Freshman Team after
compiling 6.7 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.6 steals and an Atlantic Coast
Conference-best 5.2 assists per contest in 36 games (33 starts). Paulus is
just the fourth freshman in history to lead the storied conference in assists,
joining North Carolina’s Ed Cota, Georgia Tech’s Kenny Anderson and Virginia’s
Jeff Jones.