Is Zoubek Nearly Ready?

Sophomore center Brian Zoubek has missed the last X games; but is he nearly ready to return?

After being sidelined with a fifth metatarsal fracture in his left foot on January 8th, Brian Zoubek's return was estimated to be as short as a week to nearly a month. Unfortunately for Duke the latter prediction proved to be more accurate.

Even though the Blue Devils have won nine straight since Zoubek's injury was announced, the lack of a true post player was a troubling void as the season winds toward March.

Sources confirmed to TDD on Thursday morning that the 7-foot-1 sophomore is expected to be back as early as Saturday.

"That's the plan," the source told TDD. "He's been practicing at full speed since Monday and the hope is that he'll be able to go on Saturday against Boston College."

In 12 games this season Zoubek has averaged 4.3 points and 3.7 rebounds while shooting 59.5% from the floor.

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