"We're certainly disappointed for Brian because of how hard he's worked and his dedication to the program," Cutcliffe said. "But, as we all know, injuries are part of the game of football and this creates opportunities for other young players."
Redshirt junior Conor Irwin entered the pre-season as the second string center behind Moore. Cutcliffe indicated that redshirt sophomore Dave Harding, Duke's returning starting left guard, and true freshman Matt Skura also will receive practice and scrimmage repetitions.
Duke opens the 2011 season at home versus Richmond on September 3 at 7 p.m. Season tickets are available and may be purchased online at www.GoDuke.com or by calling the Duke Athletic Ticket Office at 1-877-375-DUKE (3853).