An injury that first appeared to threaten to sideline Tre Jones for the remainder of the season may keep him out for less than two weeks.
Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski said Friday that Jones, Duke’s freshman point guard who separated his shoulder on Jan. 14 against Syracuse, is probable to return to play on Saturday against Georgia Tech.
Jones started Duke’s first 16 games but has missed the last two since suffering the injury. He had four steals in the first five minutes against Syracuse before he and Orange guard Frank Howard collided while pursuing a loose ball.
Howard was called for a foul and Jones lay on the court writhing in pain. After the game, Duke announced that Jones was out indefinitely with an AC joint separation of the right shoulder.
Duke, after leading 14-2 against Syracuse, lost that game 95-91 in overtime at Cameron Indoor Stadium.