No. 1 Duke loses PG Tre Jones to apparent shoulder injury
Team spokesman Mike DeGeorge said Jones suffered an AC joint separation during a collision with Syracuse’s Frank Howard that left the Duke guard lying on the court.
In that type of injury, the collar bone is separated from the shoulder blade.
Jones did not return after he collided with Howard while chasing a loose ball with 14:23 left in the first half. Howard picked up his third foul on the play — Jones’ fourth steal of the game.
Jones, the younger brother of former Duke and current Minnesota Timberwolves guard Tyus Jones, has an assist-to-turnover ratio of 5.93 that is nearly twice that of any other player in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The Blue Devils were already down one starter when Cameron Reddish was held out with flu-like symptoms. They did have freshman sensation Zion Williamson, who was in the starting lineup two days after he was poked in the eye in the first half of a victory at Florida State.