Duke basketball forward provides update after scary fall

Duke basketball forward Wendell Moore (Dawson Powers-USA TODAY Sports)
Duke basketball forward Wendell Moore (Dawson Powers-USA TODAY Sports) /

Duke basketball forward Wendell Moore provided an update on his status after a hard fall. 

It was a scary moment on Thursday night for Duke basketball junior forward Wendell Moore as he took a hard fall to the floor because of a dirty undercut from Clemson’s David Collins.

Moore stripped Collins and was all alone for a breakaway dunk before the Clemson forward came charging into the paint and took out the Duke captain’s legs like a free safety in football.

The play was ruled in a Flagrant 2 foul, resulting in an ejection, against Collins while Mike Krzyzewski was assessed a technical foul for sprinting out on the court in frustration and to check on his leader.

Moore was remarkably able to stay in the game and continued to play at a high level with eight points, four rebounds, eight assists, and one steal in 33 minutes of action in No. 7 Duke’s (20-4, 10-3 ACC) 82-64 victory over Clemson (12-12, 4-9 ACC).

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Wendell Moore took to Twitter to express to the country that he is doing fine after the fall, and all signs point to him being on the court when the Blue Devils return to action on Saturday evening.

“That was one of the most dangerous plays I’ve ever seen, and I’m not knocking Collins, but I’ve never seen a player look like that before,” Krzyzewski said after the game in his recollection of the sequence.

David Collins tries to explain actions against Duke basketball forward

David Collins took to Instagram to share his side of the story after the game, in which he said he “never tried to hurt anybody” and he is “glad Wendell [Moore] is okay.”

Collins and Clemson head coach Brad Brownell went into the Duke huddle prior to his ejection to apologize to Mike Krzyzewski for his actions.

Duke will wrap up its two-game road trip against Boston College (9-13, 4-8 ACC) on Saturday (5:00 p.m., ACC Network).

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