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Duke Star Tre Jones Reportedly Had Multiple Surgeries This Off-Season

Tre Jones of the Duke Blue Devils.

DURHAM, NC - NOVEMBER 11: Tre Jones #3 of the Duke Blue Devils during their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on November 11, 2018 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

After a solid freshman season for the Blue Devils, Tre Jones decided not to follow his fellow freshmen to the NBA and instead stay at school. But it now looks like Jones is going to have to overcome some offseason surgery to return to full-form next season.

According to Adam Rowe of 247Sports, head coach Mike Krzyzewski revealed that Jones underwent hip surgery and hernia surgery in the off-season. It's unknown exactly when the surgery took place or what the recovery time will be.

Jones is the only freshman to have started games for Duke last season that is returning for a sophomore year. He finished the season averaging 9.4 points per game, 3.8 rebounds per game, and 5.3 assists per game in 36 games.

He is one of only two players to have started at least 10 games last year to be returning to Duke, along with Javin DeLaurier.

The rest of Duke's primary starters from last season - Zion Williamson, R.J. Barrett, Cam Reddish, and Marquest Bolden - are all off to the NBA.

But with recovery from surgery likely to hinder him in the off-season, who knows how long it will be before Jones is back on the court and ready to take a bigger role.

Fortunately, Duke has yet another tremendous recruiting class ready to pick up the slack should Coach K's squad need it.