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Duke gets more brutal news on the status of star Marvin Bagley III Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
CHAPEL HILL, NC - FEBRUARY 08: Marvin Bagley III #35 of the Duke Blue Devils walks off the court after being defeated by the North Carolina Tar Heels 82-78 at Dean Smith Center on February 8, 2018 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Duke freshman forward Marvin Bagley III will miss his fourth consecutive game when the Blue Devils host Louisville at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Wednesday night, according to WNCN’s Jeff Jones.

Bagley has been battling a knee sprain that is still described as “minor,” but has no timetable set for his return, according to Jones’ report.

The 6-foot-11, 234-pound freshman experienced the injury during the first half of the Blue Devils’ 82-78 loss to North Carolina, but still managed to play all but one minute of the game and finished with 15 points and 16 rebounds.

However, he has missed each of the three preceding games, though Duke has managed to pick up victories against Georgia Tech (80-69), Virginia Tech (74-52) and Clemson (66-57), respectively in that span.

Bagley led the ACC in both points per game (21.2) and rebounds per game (11.4) during 21 appearances. He has experienced several minor injuries in the past, but none of which caused him to miss extended periods of time.

Duke currently ranks second in the ACC with a 10-4 conference record behind Virginia (13-1) with four regular season games remaining.

Jason has contributed to numerous websites in the past covering a wide range of sports including SEC football for the past four seasons. He began his journalism career as a student journalist at the University of Tennessee where he covered the Vols for the student radio station and newspaper. Here’s ...Read more
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