Feb 28, 2011, 5:04 PM EDT
Finally. A foot video that has nothing to do with Rex Ryan.
Duke released a video detailing the status of injured freshman Kyrie Irving, who hasn’t played since injuring the tendons in his right big toe on Dec. 4 vs. Butler. It doesn’t say when or if the star guard will return in time for the NCAA tournament, but does paint a promising picture.
In it, he and Duke physical therapist Nick Potter show what Irving’s doing for rehab and how it’s affecting his toe.
“The overall progress is that he’s doing fairly well,” Potter says. “We knew from the beginning it’s a long, gradual process. He’s actually right where we expected him to be, if not maybe a step ahead.”
A return would give Duke a huge boost heading into March. The Devils have been good without Irving – nice work by Nolan Smith there – but his presence would certainly make them the title favorites.
Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski has said for months that he doubts Irving will play again this season. That’s the smart move for Irving’s NBA prospects, given that a rushed return could cause lingering foot problems.
Iriving doesn’t sound worried.
“There is light at the end of the tunnel,” Irving says. “Whether I come back this year or somewhere in the future, I’m going to be playing again.”
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