Another Thomas Sirk Achilles injury, months after he first tore it, could derail the Duke quarterback's plans to play this season.
Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk, who tore his left Achilles in February, has reportedly suffered another significant Achilles injury that could force him to miss the 2016 season.
Last night, a report from the Durham Herald-Sun's Stephen Wiseman indicated Sirk re-injured his Achilles in practice Thursday, and tests on Friday indicated it was serious.
A couple of hours later, ACC now appeared to confirm the news and said Sirk will indeed miss the entire season.
If these reports of another Thomas Sirk Achilles injury are true, this is a brutal blow. Sirk has now suffered three Achilles injuries in his career; he missed the entire 2013 season after tearing his right Achilles.
Last year, Sirk threw for 2,264 yards and 16 touchdowns, while also leading Duke in rushing yards (809) and rushing touchdowns (eight).
Per the Duke Chronicle, redshirt freshman Daniel Jones has been getting the bulk of first-team reps in camp and will likely start if Sirk is out for the year. Redshirt junior Parker Boehme, who started one game last year in place of Sirk, could also see action.
Duke will open its 2016 season at home next Saturday against North Carolina Central. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. ET on ESPN3.
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Update: Duke has confirmed Sirk will indeed miss the whole season. The injury is described as a "partial tear of the left Achilles tendon."