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Trevor Keels injury: Duke guard OUT against Clemson on Tuesday

We take a look at what it means for the Blue Devils here.

Joey Baker of the Duke Blue Devils returns to the court after trying to save the ball during their game against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Cameron Indoor Stadium on January 15, 2022 in Durham, North Carolina. Duke won 88-73. Photo by Lance King/Getty Images

Update: Keels is in street clothes, so he’s unlikely to play Tuesday against Clemson.


The No. 9 Duke Blue Devils will host the Clemson Tigers, and they appear likely to be without third-leading scorer Trevor Keels on Tuesday night.

Keels injured his calf in Duke’s 79-78 road overtime loss to the Florida State Seminoles last week, and he was held out of the Blue Devils’ 20-point victory over the Syracuse Orange on Saturday.

On Monday, head coach Mike Krzyzewski said Keels had not returned to the court for practice and labeled him as doubtful for Tuesday night’s matchup. Without Keels in Saturday’s victory, four Duke players scored exactly 15 points including Wendell Moore Jr., A.J. Griffin, Paolo Banchero and Mark Williams.

Keels played in 17 of Duke’s 18 games this season, and he is averaging 11.9 points with 3.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. He is putting up 1.9 steals per game, which leads the team.

Right now at DraftKings Sportsbook, the Blue Devils are listed as a 11-point favorites. The line opened with Duke as a 12.5-point favorites. The total sits at 145.5.