Duke’s Caleb Foster (ankle) out of NCAA Tournament

Duke’s Caleb Encourage (lower leg) out of NCAA Competition Coach Jon Scheyer announced on Thursday that Duke freshman guard Caleb Foster will not participate in the NCAA Tournament due to a stress fracture in his right ankle. Duke, the No. 4 seed in the South Area, opens play Friday against No. 13 Vermont in New York. The 6-foot-5 Encourage hasn’t played since experiencing the injury in Duke’s Feb. 24 misfortune to Wake Backwoods. Scheyer said, “My heart breaks for Caleb because Caleb has done literally everything you could ask of a guy who is trying to get back out there after an injury.” Cultivate has played in 27 games (15 beginnings) and midpoints 7.7 focuses per game. His field goal percentage is 43.7% and his three-point percentage is 40.6%. Jeremy Roach, Tyrese Proctor, and Jared McCain are currently in the guard rotation. “There’s no supplanting Caleb,” Scheyer said. “He has a major heart. He’s an extreme rival and he’s simply someone that improves everyone on the floor. Unfortunately, since the Wake Forest game, we have had to play without him.

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