Friday , Aug , 04 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Duke’s McRoberts undergoes back surgery

Durham, NC (Sports Network) – Duke basketball forward Josh McRoberts underwent
successful back surgery Thursday.

The procedure, a lumbar diskectomy, was performed by Dr. William Richardson
and Dr. Dennis Turner at the Duke University Medical Center.

McRoberts is expected to be fully ready for the start of the 2006-07 season.

The Carmel, Ind. native led the Blue Devils in shooting with a 60.5 percent
average from the floor last season, while totaling averages of 8.7 points, 5.3
rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.3 blocked shots per game.

McRoberts helped to lead Duke to a 32-4 record and a trip to the Sweet 16 in
the NCAA tournament, where they fell to Atlanta Regional champion LSU.