DURHAM, N.C. – Duke junior safety Jeremy McDuffie underwent surgery on Tuesday to repair a fractured right thumb. He will be out of action indefinitely.
The procedure was performed by Dr. David Ruch, an orthopaedic surgeon and chief of hand surgery at Duke.
A 5-11, 175-pound native of Snellville, Ga., McDuffie entered the preseason as the starter at the Strike safety position after transitioning from cornerback during spring drills. In 24 career games, he has amassed 34 tackles and one interception.
Also a member of the Duke Track & Field program, McDuffie earned All-ACC citations this past spring in the triple jump (50-9.25 feet; 5th place; 2nd team All-ACC) and 110-meter hurdles (14.35; 4th place; 2nd team All-ACC) at the league’s outdoor championship meet in Atlanta, Ga. In addition, he was part of Duke's 4x100 relay team that registered the fourth-fastest time in school history and finished seventh (41.41) at the ACC championship event.
Duke will hold its annual Meet the Blue Devils Day on Saturday, August 19 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Pascal Field House. Admission and parking are free for the event.
The Blue Devils open the season at home against N.C. Central on Saturday, September 2 at 6 p.m. Season tickets and mini plan packages are available online at www.GoDuke.com/FootballTix or by calling the Duke Athletic Ticket Office at 919-681-2583.