Hairston undergoes right thumb surgery
Duke forward Josh Hairston had successful surgery to repair his injured right thumb on Tuesday.
The 6-7 Hairston injured a ligament in his thumb last February during a Duke practice. He did not miss any playing time due to the injury.
The surgery was performed at the Duke Ambulatory Surgical Center by Dr. David Ruch. Hairston, who will be a senior for the Blue Devils next season, will be sidelined 6-8 weeks while recovering from the procedure.
As a junior last season, Hairston averaged 2.6 points and 2.1 rebounds per game. He started in six of the 35 games in which he appeared as Duke went 30-6 and reached the NCAA Tournament’s final eight.
Hairston led Duke by drawing 21 charging fouls.