Provided the following report turns out to be true, Duke‘s chances this season just took a major hit, and the Blue Devils haven’t played a game yet.
Quarterback Thomas Sirk is expected to miss the 2016 campaign after reinjuring his Achilles tendon, according to the Associated Press. Sirk initially ruptured his left Achilles in February and had surgery. At the time of the injury, Sirk’s season was put in doubt.
Officially, Duke has not released any information about Sirk’s injury.
This wouldn’t be the first time Sirk’s season has been in jeapoardy because of an Achilles injury. Sirk missed the 2013 season after rupturing his right Achilles tendon. Last season, Sirk accounted for 3,428 total yards and 24 touchdowns. Obviously, losing him for any amount of time — especially most, if not all, of the season — would be a giant setback.
With Sirk recovering from his injury this offseason, redshirt freshman Daniel Jones had been getting more first-team reps in practice.
Source: CBS Sports / Report: Duke takes big hit, starting QB to miss season with injured Achilles