Report: Duke's Rodney Hood has recovered from Achilles scare

Tuesday August 6th, 2013

Rodney Hood could very well end up being Duke's best player this season. (Lance King/Getty Images)Rodney Hood could very well end up being Duke's best player this season. (Lance King/Getty Images)

Duke's expected status as a primary ACC and national challenger took a scary turn in July, when Mississippi State transfer Rodney Hood suffered a right Achilles injury at the World University Games trials.

At the time, the injury didn't seem serious enough to cost Hood his season, but there was a thought he would at least be shelved for awhile, which would stunt his continued pre-season integration into Duke's lineup.

According to ESPN's Andy Katz, though, Hood is doing just fine.

"He is completely recovered," Duke associate coach Steve Wojciechowski told Katz. "He has participated in summer workouts."
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