Lloyd Undergoes Ankle Surgery

Freshman cornerback will be out of action for an unknown amount of time.

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke head football coach David Cutcliffe announced on Sunday that freshman cornerback Johnathan Lloyd has undergone orthoscopic surgery on his left ankle.

The procedure was performed on Friday by Dr. Mark Easley. No timetable has been set for Lloyd's return to physical activities.

A native of Graham, N.C., Lloyd enrolled at Duke in January after participating in Duke's on-campus practices prior to the program's appearance in the 46th annual Chick-fil-A Bowl against Texas A&M on December 31, 2013 in Atlanta, Ga. He made the transition from quarterback to cornerback following spring practice.

In his prep career at Southern Alamance High School, Lloyd accounted for over 8,500 yards of total offense along with 87 touchdowns. After earning region offensive player of the year honors from the Burlington Times-News as a senior, he was rated as the No. 28 athlete in the nation by Rivals.com.

Duke opens the 2014 season at home against Elon on August 30. Tickets are available at GoDuke.com/tickets.


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