Tuesday , Jul , 17 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Duke guard Nelson undergoes surgery

Durham, NC (Sports Network) – Duke senior guard DeMarcus Nelson underwent
successful wrist surgery on Tuesday and is expected to miss the next six-to-
eight weeks.

The guard suffered a scaphoid fracture in his left wrist on July 12 in the
evening session of the Pan American Games Trials at Haverford College in
Haverford, PA. The surgery was performed by Dr. David Ruch and Dr. Dean Taylor
at the Duke University Medical Center.

“DeMarcus (Nelson) had successful surgery on his left wrist today and we are
happy with the outcome of procedure,” said head coach Mike Krzyzewski.
“Despite the injury, he and I are both glad he had the opportunity to
participate in the Pan American Games Trials. We look forward to having him
back at 100 percent for the season.”

Nelson averaged a team-high 14.1 points per game and was one of two guards in
the ACC to average over 5.0 rebounds per game last season. In addition to
finishing second on the team in rebounds with an average of 5.4 per game and
also led the Blue Devils in steals with 44.