Duke junior Bryon Fields, who had been sidelined for weeks with an undisclosed injury, saw his season come to a premature end on Tuesday as the school announced...
DURHAM, N.C. – Duke junior cornerback Bryon Fields will miss the 2015 season after suffering a torn right anterior cruciate ligament during practice on Tuesday.
"The cruelest element of college football – and for all of college athletics – is injury, and we certainly feel heartbreak at this time for Bryon and his family," Duke head coach David Cutcliffe said. "We know Bryon is in great hands with our medical staff, and I have all the confidence in the world in Bryon’s dedication and perseverance to overcome this obstacle. The challenge for a football team to lose a player with Bryon’s ability and experience is significant, but it’s one we’ll embrace."
Dr. Claude T. Moorman III, Duke’s head team physician and the director of Duke Sports Sciences Institute, will handle the surgical procedure.
Fields, a 5-11, 180-pound native of Charlotte, N.C., has amassed 112 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 quarterback sack, one interception, one fumble recovery and eight pass breakups in 27 career games at Duke.
A two-time Academic All-ACC selection in 2013 and 2014, Fields started all 13 games a year ago and recorded 70 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, one interception, one fumble recovery and two pass breakups as the Blue Devils went 9-4 and appeared in the Hyundai Sun Bowl.