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Shocking Injury Update For Star College Football Quarterback

Daniel Jones drops back for a pass against Pitt.

DURHAM, NC - OCTOBER 21: Daniel Jones #17 of the Duke Blue Devils drops back to pass against the Pittsburgh Panthers during their game at Wallace Wade Stadium on October 21, 2017 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Duke star quarterback Daniel Jones went down with a shoulder injury three weeks ago. The Blue Devils' starting quarterback required surgery and it was believed that he'd be out for a while.

Jones is back today, though.

Duke announced some shocking injury update news for Jones this morning, revealing that he's back in the starting lineup less than a month after undergoing surgery.

The News & Observer had more on Jones' status earlier this week:

“He’s a great kid,” Anthony Boone said this week. “He’s a helluva competitor. I fully expected a quick recovery. I knew he was going to do whatever it takes to get back on the field. The team is really important to him. Duke is really important to him.”

Following the surgery, Duke announced that Jones was out indefinitely. But the 6-5, 220-pound redshirt junior returned to practice just 10 days later.

While he’s missed Duke’s last two games, Jones shared repetitions in practice this week with Quentin Harris and Chris Katrenick.

Duke and Virginia Tech are set to kick off at 7 p.m. E.T. The game will be on ESPN2.