Renfree has surgery to repair torn chest muscle

Dec. 28, 2012 @ 05:07 PM

Duke quarterback Sean Renfree had surgery Friday morning to repair a torn right pectoralis major muscle, the school announced.

Renfree suffered the injury his final pass attempt in Duke’s 48-34 loss to Cincinnati in the Belk Bowl at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium on Thursday night. Hit as he threw, Renfree’s pass was intercepted and returned for the final touchdown of the game with 14 seconds to play.

The right pectoralis major muscle is best known as the muscle that is strengthened through bench pressing. It allows the shoulder to move forward.

Dr. Claude T. Moorman III, head of Duke’s Sports Medicine Center, performed the operation on Renfree, who is expected to make a full recovery.

In the Belk Bowl, in his final game for Duke, Renfree threw for 358 yards. In his senior season, while leading the Blue Devils to a bowl game for the first time in 18 years, he completed 297-of-441 (.673) passes for 3,113 yards with 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

Renfree had been invited to participate with other top senior players in the East-West Shrine All-Star game on Jan. 19 in St. Petersburg, Fla. The injury will keep him out of that game and preclude him from participating in the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis in February.