Jeremy Roach, a player for the Duke basketball team, sustained an injury during the Blue Devils’ match against Louisville.

Jeremy Roach of Duke basketball sustained a right ankle injury during the team’s victory over Louisville, 83-69, on Tuesday night.

Roach, who had previously missed Duke’s defeat against Pitt on January 20 due to a knee injury, returned to the starting lineup for the 12th-ranked Blue Devils (14-4, 5-2 ACC) against the Cardinals (6-13, 1-7).

He seemed to injure his right ankle while attempting a layup in transition towards the end of the first half. Despite contributing 10 points and three assists to Duke’s 45-34 halftime lead, Roach exited the game for good with 18:49 remaining in the second half after a brief appearance.

Post-injury, Roach was seen sitting at the end of the bench with a towel over his head and an ice pack on his right ankle. The senior captain has been averaging 14.6 points and 3.2 assists per game.

In Roach’s absence, sophomore captain Tyrese Proctor stepped up, scoring a career-high 24 points for the Blue Devils. Mark Mitchell, returning after missing two games due to a knee injury, contributed 20 points and 12 rebounds for his second double-double in three appearances. Kyle Filipowski also recorded a double-double with 17 points and 15 rebounds.

Duke’s next game is against Clemson (13-5, 3-4) on Saturday at 4 p.m. (ESPN) at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

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