Leon Wright Out For The Season

DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke junior cornerback Leon Wright will miss the remainder of the 2008 season due to a left hamstring injury, Blue Devil head coach David Cutcliffe announced on Thursday.

"We learned today that Leon will miss our final five games," Cutcliffe said. "This news is very disappointing because he is a young man of excellent character who has a great understanding of what it takes to compete in our conference. We certainly will miss his contributions on the field and wish him the best in recovery."

Wright, a 5-9, 170-pound native of Tampa, Fla., first injured the hamstring at Georgia Tech on October 4. After sitting out Duke's game with Miami on October 18, he re-injured the leg this past Saturday in Duke's 10-7 victory at Vanderbilt. On the year, Wright posted 12 tackles, four pass breakups, one caused fumble and one interception.

In his 29 games career at Duke, Wright has started 18 contests while compiling 96 tackles, 12 pass breakups and five interceptions. He also has 38 career punt returns for 206 yards and six kickoff returns for 116 yards.

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