|Duke's Nelson sidelined at least 6 weeks after wrist surgery|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 17 July 2007 10:39|
The surgery, performed Tuesday at Duke University Medical Center, repaired a scaphoid fracture suffered during last week's Pan American Games Trials in Haverford, Pa.
Nelson, who will be a senior, was the Blue Devils' leading scorer and second-leading rebounder last season, when he averaged 14 points and 5.4 rebounds.
Nelson's Duke career has been plagued by injuries, including a ruptured thumb ligament his freshman year and a broken right ankle as a sophomore.
His surgery comes about a week after Duke center Brian Zoubek underwent a procedure to repair a broken bone in his left foot.