During Duke’s 35-22 victory over Virginia, the Blue Devils saw nearly every safety in the rotation go down with an injury at some point. Jeremy Cash had ‘the wind knocked out of him’ during a goal line collision (there was no way in hell that was all he suffered); freshman Deondre Singleton was shaken up – eventually having to be helped off the field – and sophomore Dwayne Norman went down with a leg injury.
While Cash and Singleton appear to be fine heading into Duke’s match-up with #14 Virginia Tech this Saturday, Norman was not so lucky:
Cutcliffe said Dwayne Norman has an MCL sprain. Feels better today but will not practice. More will be known as well progresses.
— Stephen Wiseman (@stevewisemanNC) October 20, 2013
This could mean any number of things. MCL sprains vary in severity and any sort of knee injury will always come with extended discomfort, even after it has fully healed. DeMarco Murray of the Dallas Cowboys suffered a Grade 2 MCL Sprain, and it appears he will only miss a week. Jacoby Jones of the Baltimore Ravens suffered an MCL sprain on September 7th and didn’t return until October 13th.
We’ll keep an eye on Norman, but for now the situation appears to be on a wait-and-see basis.
Freshman CB Bryon Fields is also listed as day-to-day after suffering a head injury during the contest. Unfortunately, not much else has been revealed about the severity of the injury.