The Blue Devils’ worst fears materialized this past Monday when they saw floor general Tre Jones go down with a shoulder injury…or so they thought. After the Syracuse loss the prognosis looked grim – with Jones in noticeable pain as he headed to the locker room after sustaining the injury early in the first half. But now, according to Steve Wiseman of the News and Observer, the Blue Devils’ point guard may be back sooner than expected.
“Jones’ shoulder responded well to treatment in the first 48 hours since it was injured. Rather than missing a significant portion of the season, as appeared was possible due to his expressions of pain before leaving the court Monday night, Jones has yet to ruled out of Saturday’s game with Virginia.”
Although Duke would love to have Tre available for Saturday’s showdown with UVA, many assume it’s highly unlikely.