Duke’s Grayson Allen undergoes surgery for inguinal hernia

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Duke guard Grayson Allen had successful surgery to repair a inguinal hernia on Friday, according to a release from the school.

The 6-foot-4 sophomore led Duke in scoring and assists this past season as he averaged 21.6 points and 3.5 assists per game for the Blue Devils. The surgery was performed at Duke Medical Center as Allen is expected to miss the next four weeks as he recovers.

This type of surgery isn’t a big deal since Allen will be back so quickly as he’s expected to be a huge part of Duke’s plans during the 2016-17 season. With Allen returning for his junior season, many consider the Blue Devils to be the preseason No. 1 team entering next season as Allen is joined by a star-studded freshman class that includes Harry Giles, Jayson Tatum and Frank Jackson. Amile Jefferson and Chase Jeter are also back next season, as is veteran guard Matt Jones and Luke Kennard.