Breaking: Alex O’Connell’s Surgery a Success, Should Start Practice in September

Alex O’Connell, who fractured an orbital bone in the third minute against Ryerson last week, underwent successful surgery to repair it and should start practice come September. O’Connell was hit in the eye against Ryerson and was unable to return.

The Duke Basketball eye specialist on the medical staff has been awfully busy this past year: Wendell Carter probably lost his contacts fifty times during a game last season, Marvin Bagley, III, had a scratched cornea during the game against Michigan State (which they won anyway, which is amazing), and now this. Maybe teams are conspiring to poke everybody’s eyes out so they can win by default. I don’t know, honestly. Injuries have been a problem for years now: Harry Giles’ knee, Marques Bolden’s knee, and we will never, ever, ever, forget Kyrie Irving’s toe. That ‘chip was ours.


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Alex O’Connell. Source: NBC Sports.

Our injury list continues to decline: Tre Jones (hip) and Cam Reddish (groin) are on the mend alongside O’Connell. Bleed blue, Duke fans. I woke up and it was cold this morning. At least that means basketball season is approaching (I hate the cold).

Kyrie Drops R&B Single “Ridiculous”


I don’t know about y’all, but I am dying to see Uncle Drew. And now I am even more because this song is featured in it: “Ridiculous”, by Kyrie Irving featuring LunchMoney Lewis. This is a total surprise, and I’m freaking out, personally. The member of the Brotherhood stars in the movie, a reprisal of his Pepsi Max commercials in which Kyrie impersonates an old man, alongside NBA and WNBA legends including Shaq, Lisa Leslie, Reggie Miller, and Nate Robinson.