Duke basketball coach Jon Scheyer provides latest update on Filipowski, Foster injuries

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DURHAM, N.C. — Duke star forward Kyle Filipowski’s availability for the Blue Devils’ next game remains uncertain, with head coach Jon Scheyer saying Monday the full extent of the apparent knee injury that occurred during a court-storming incident after a loss to Wake Forest on Saturday is unclear.

Scheyer confirmed Monday that Filipowski has not yet undergone medical imaging on his knee.

“I’m not sure if he’s able to practice yet,” Scheyer said Monday. “I know he was still a little bit sore yesterday. And so I’ll know better later today at practice.”

Scheyer also gave an update on freshman guard Caleb Foster, who suffered a foot injury during the game and missed the final 15 minutes. Foster did have medical imaging tests that the medical team did not feel Filipowski needed.

“We’re still waiting for some results and to get our medical team together to take a look at him,” Scheyer said of Foster. “We’ll know more hopefully that later today.”

Duke’s next game is Wednesday against Louisville at 7 p.m. at Cameron Indoor Stadium.


Duke’s scoring and rebounding leader this season, the 7-foot Filipowski was injured when he was unable to exit the court before thousands of Wake Forest fans rushed the floor following the Demon Deacons’ win Saturday at Joel Coliseum.

One spectator running toward the middle of the court collided with Filipowski, sending him spinning as other students also rushed by. Video shows another fan reach out with his left arm and make contact with Filipowski, with the specator’s hand hitting Filipowski between the numerals on the back of his Duke uniform.

In post-game comments on Saturday, Filipowski said the contact was “intentional.”

“I absolutely feel like it was personal,” Filipowski said in the postgame news conference. “Intentional, for sure. There’s no reason where they see a big guy like me trying to work my way off the court that they can’t just work around you. There’s no excuse for that.”


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