|Mason Plumlee (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
The Duke Chronicle recently reported that freshman forward basketball player Marshall Plumlee may miss up to two months with a foot injury.
Plumlee has a stress fracture of the left metatarsal, which occurred during workouts. He was preparing to see his first collegiate action after being red-shirted last season. The earliest Plumlee could return would be in early December.
He earned McDonald's All-American status as a senior at Christ School in North Carolina and was the Gatorade Player of the Year in North Carolina after averaging 11.5 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks.
Marshall Plumlee is the third brother to go through the Duke basketball program. Oldest brother Miles graduated last year and was drafted in the first round by Indiana, while middle brother Mason is a teammate.
Plumlee was going to serve as a key piece of the Duke post rotation, which includes brother Mason, Ryan Kelly, and Amile Jefferson. The 7 foot tall forward has the ability to run the floor, defend, and rebound. His offensive game is a work in progress, but his redshirt year should have helped him refine that.
This foot injury will leave Duke a little shorthanded in the frontline for the first half of the season. Brother Mason could play the position, but he's more comfortable at power forward. Plumlee should be back to get some game play before ACC play is fully underway.
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