Zoubek Undergoes Foot Surgery

DURHAM, N.C. - Duke sophomore center Brian Zoubek will miss 10-12 weeks of action following surgery to relieve discomfort in his left foot.

The surgery was successfully performed Tuesday at the Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center by Dr. James Nunley. Zoubek had surgery to repair a fifth metatarsal fracture in his left foot on July 11, 2007.

Zoubek, a 2008 Academic All-ACC selection, played the first 12 games of the season before reaggravating the injury in practice and missing nine games. He returned to play the final 13 games of the year despite discomfort in the foot. The Haddonfield, N.J., native averaged 3.8 points and 3.4 rebounds per game, while shooting 59.4 percent (41-of-69) from the field. Zoubek posted his first career double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds in a late season win over St. John's.

"Brian showed a great deal of courage and heart by playing the final part of our season despite the pain in his foot," said Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski. "He worked hard to recover from the surgery last summer and he will put forth the same effort to bounce back from this setback. The surgery went well and will allow Brian to return pain-free for the 2008-09 season. Brian is a key part of our program and we look forward to having him back and healthy."

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