Duke running back Re'quan Boyette, a Fike High School product, suffered a knee injury during Saturday's practice and underwent orthoscopic surgery Sunday, Blue Devils head coach David Cutcliffe announced.
Boyette, a senior who led Duke in rushing the past two seasons, will be out indefinitely. He has 1,072 yards for a 4.3 per-carry average in 33 career games.
The 2005 Wilson Daily Times Athlete of the Year will be replaced in the Duke lineup by his roommate of three years, Clifford Harris.
""We're certainly disappointed for Re'quan, but we know that he'll do
everything in his power to return to the field," Cutcliffe said. "We'll
now turn to Clifford Harris for senior leadership at running back and
see who among the younger players will step forward and take advantage
of this opportunity."
Duke opens its 2008 season Aug. 30 against James Madison in Wallace Wade Stadium.