Duke’s Amile Jefferson to miss the rest of the season

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Duke announced on Saturday that Amile Jefferson will not return to the team this season.

Jefferson suffered a broken foot in December during practice and has not returned to the lineup since then. At the time, Jefferson was averaging 11.4 points and 10.3 boards.

The silver lining here is that Jefferson has only played in nine games this season, meaning that he is eligible to receive a medical redshirt. So while his absence will be missed in March this season, he’ll be another piece on an absurdly loaded Duke team in 2016-17.