Duke freshman Dariq Whitehead, the No. 2 recruit in the 2022 cycle and one of the crown jewels of the Blue Devils' top-ranked incoming class, underwent surgery on Tuesday to repair a fracture in his right foot, the program announced. Whitehead sustained the injury on Monday during a team workout. He is expected to immediately begin rehab, and though Duke anticipates he will play "this fall," a timeline for his return was not laid out.
"We are happy to share that Dariq underwent a successful procedure today, and is in the best care with our doctors and rehabilitation staff," said head coach Jon Scheyer in a statement. "We're confident he'll be back on the court soon."