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Cam Reddish Issues Update On Injury Status Before Elite 8 Game

Cam Reddish of the Duke Blue Devils reacts to his three-point shot.

PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 22: Cam Reddish #2 of the Duke Blue Devils reacts after hitting a three pointer against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Petersen Events Center on January 22, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

On Friday night when the duke Blue Devils took the floor against Virginia Tech, there was a notable absence. Star freshman Cam Reddish was a late scratch from the lineup after suffering a setback in practice.

Reddish injured his knee earlier this season and missed significant time before the NCAA Tournament. He played in the first two games of the tournament and looked to be ready for the game against Virginia Tech.

However, as the game started, Reddish went to the bench rather than the court.

After the game, head coach Mike Krzyzewski addressed the injury. “We didn’t know until right before the game that he was not going to be able to play,” Krzyzewski said.

“He went out, just had something wrong with his knee. He was limping, but we didn’t find out until right before the game.”

On Saturday afternoon, Reddish himself addressed the injury.

"Taking it hour by hour, really. See how it’s feeling ... lot of cold tub, massage," Reddish said to News and Observer reporter Luke DeCock.

According to ESPN's Marty Smith, Coach K said Reddish will be a game-time decision.

The Blue Devils get a short break before they take the floor against Michigan State.

Duke and Michigan State are scheduled for a 5:05 p.m. ET tipoff on CBS.