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Duke Junior Forward Sean Obi Undergoes Successful Knee Surgery

Duke big man Sean Obi underwent knee surgery in New York on Wednesday, the program announced today. 

The 6-foot-9, 250-pound forward out of Nigeria tweeted out a picture of himself following the procedure. 

The knee surgery was done by Dr. Riley Williams, the team doctor for USA Basketball and the Brooklyn Nets. 

">@rileywilliamsMD for a successful surgery. Excited to begin rehab. pic.twitter.com/U31UiwHNsU

— Sean Obi (@SeanObi3)

Grateful to the man above?? and thankful to @rileywilliamsMD for a successful surgery. Excited to begin rehab. pic.twitter.com/U31UiwHNsU

— Sean Obi (@SeanObi3) June 30, 2016

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Obi, a transfer from Rice, appeared in just 10 games last season. He played a season-high six minutes in an ACC Tournament game loss to Notre Dame.

Duke is widely expected to be the preseason No. 1 team in the country heading into the 2016-17 season.