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Duke QB Thomas Sirk Suffers Torn Achilles In Pre-Season Workout

Coming off an 8-5 season and a victory in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, Duke football suffered a huge off-season blow this morning. 

Starting quarterback Thomas Sirk ruptured his left Achilles tendon in a pre-season workout and will undergo surgery tomorrow, the program announced.

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Sirk, who already sat out the 2013 season after rupturing his right Achilles tendon, had a breakout season in 2015. In his first year as the starter, he passed for 2,625 yards and 16 touchdowns while also rushing for a team-high 803 yards and eight scores.

Parker Boehme served as Sirk's back-up last fall, passing for 579 yards and two touchdowns.