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Injury Update For Duke Sophomore Guard Alex O'Connell

Duke and UNC get set for the tip.

DURHAM, NC - FEBRUARY 07: A general view of the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Duke University Blue Devils tip off at center court to begin their game on February 7, 2007 at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. North Carolina won 79-73.(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Alex O'Connell left tonight's exhibition game with an apparent injury. Duke's sophomore guard will reportedly not return to the contest.

The sophomore guard, a former four-star recruit, took a shot to the eye in the first quarter of the Blue Devils' exhibition game against the Ryerson Rams, a school in Canada.

O'Connell, a 6-foot-5 guard, took a shot to the head by the Rams' Tanor Ngom.

ESPN is reporting that O'Connell will not be returning to the contest.

O'Connell was in the starting lineup for Duke tonight. It's unclear how severe his head/eye injury is at this point.

O'Connell was ranked the No. 14 shooting guard in the country coming out of high school in 2017.

The shooting guard averaged 3.3 points and shot nearly 50 percent from the 3-point line as a freshman. He should be one of the best shooters in the country in 2018-19.

Stay tuned for more injury updates.