Duke’s Filipowski still ‘aching’ but no major injury

Feb 26, 2024, 05:34 PM ET

Duke center Kyle Filipowski prevented significant injury but was still “a bit sore” Monday, 2 days after an accident with a fan left him hobbled during a court-storming occurrence following heaven Devils’ loss to Wake Forest on Saturday, head coach Jon Scheyer said.The incident left Filipowski sporting a bag of ice on his best knee after banging that leg into a leg of a fan running by him towards midcourt.Scheyer– who initially misspoke Saturday when he said Filipowski hurt an ankle– said Monday that the preseason Associated Press All-American didn’t require any kind of diagnostic internal imaging for the knee to look for a structural injury.Editor’s Picks 2 Related Filipowski didn’t have a substantial limp when he talked to a couple of press reporters after the game, though his status wasn’t right away clear for the 10th-ranked Blue Devils’game Wednesday versus an eight-win Louisville team.The picture of Filipowski having to be assisted off the court in the middle of the chaos just added to the conversation on the dangers of court storming in a season with numerous confrontations, the highest-profile one being when Iowa star Caitlin Clark was unintentionally torn down by a fan running onto the court after a January upset loss.On Monday, Scheyer followed his postgame call to prohibit court storming with a plea for the ACC to put such a policy in place now, even with Duke to 4 regular-season games and just one on the roadway(at North Carolina State on March 4). The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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