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Mike Krzyzewski To Have Knee Surgery, Duke Cancels Dominican Republic Trip

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Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski is set to undergo knee surgery.

On Thursday, the Blue Devils announced Coach K will be getting a total knee replacement in his right knee. As a result, the team has been forced to cancel a planned trip to the Dominican Republic.

It is the sixth surgery for Krzyzewski in the last 16 months, with the most recent back surgery sidelining him seven games last season.

“While it’s disappointing that we aren’t able to make the Dominican Republic trip, this is a positive development for both our team and myself because it will allow us to be at full strength for the start of practice this fall,” Krzyzewski said in a statement.

“After three consecutive days of working with the team, it became clear that the condition of my knee wouldn’t be sustainable through next season. The best course of action is to correct the problem now rather than later, when our team would be more profoundly impacted.”

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Coach K says he will be back to full speed in time for the start of practice which begins at the end of September.

Best of luck, coach.

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Josh studied journalism at Seton Hill University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports. Josh is currently a member of the FWAA and USBWA. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com, FOXSports.com, CBSSports.com and many others.

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