Duke basketball: Kyle Filipowski shows off strength after surgery

Duke basketball forward Kyle Filipowski (Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports)
Duke basketball forward Kyle Filipowski (Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports) /

Duke basketball forward Kyle Filipowski is getting closer to a return to the court. 

We should get a chance to see the Duke basketball All-American candidate Kyle Filipowski on the court very soon.

In a recently posted video by the Blue Devil social media accounts, the noticeably bigger Filipowski can be observed working out with a power sled and running at full speed with resistance.

The 7-footer underwent arthroscopic double hip surgery following his freshman season to clean up some issues and relieve the pain he had been experiencing since high school.

On the Devils Den Podcast, head coach Jon Scheyer was noted as saying that the ACC Rookie of the Year is at least two weeks ahead of schedule and that he is one of the strongest players on the team.


Filipowski led the Blue Devils in scoring and rebounding as a freshman, averaging 15.1 points and 8.9 rebounds per contest.

Forecasting the workload for the Duke basketball standout this season

Kyle Filipowski is expected start at center, or see a lot of time at the center position, and will carry the same load on the offensive end of the floor as last season.

It is worth noting that Duke returns three others starters surrounding Filipowski from last year’s team in Tyrese Proctor, Mark Mitchell, and Jeremy Roach.

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There will be tremendous expectations on this group entering the season as they will be ranked in the preseason Top-5 and one of the clear-cut favorites to win the National Championship in April.

As Kyle Filipowski continues to progress in his rehab, no specific date has been reported for his expected participation in 5-on-5 play without restriction, but he is hoping for a full return to the court sometime in August.

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