Freshman Hunter Out Four Weeks

Freshman Brittany Hunter, who was forced to the locker room six minutes into her third college game with a knee injury, will be out up to four weeks according to sources close to the Duke women's basketball office.

Hunter, who had averaged 15.5 points and 6.5 rebounds against Texas and Elon, was forced to the sidelines six minutes into the game against Purdue Sunday in the Jimmy V women's classic with what appeared to be a serious knee injury. The 6-foot-3 freshman returned courtside with the aide of crutches to watch the Blue Devils outdistance the Boilermakers 93-63.

After returning to Duke for an MRI on Monday afternoon, the official diagnosis is a torn right lateral meniscus, which will require the talented freshman to be sidelined for a maximum of four weeks. Hunter will undergo corrective surgery Tuesday morning at Duke Medical Center. She will be treated by Dr. Alison Toth.

Once she returns to the court, Hunter will be fitted with a brace for the rest of the season to protect her knee.


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