Duke QB Sirk out for season after reinjuring Achilles tendon

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke says quarterback Thomas Sirk will miss the season after tearing the Achilles tendon he first tore in February.

Coach David Cutcliffe said Saturday that the redshirt senior will have surgery to repair the partial tear in his left Achilles tendon.

This marks the third injury to an Achilles tendon since 2013 for Sirk, who led Duke in rushing and passing last season and was the co-MVP of the Blue Devils' Pinstripe Bowl victory over Indiana.

He tore the tendon during an offseason conditioning workout on Feb. 9. He reinjured it during practice Thursday night, and was evaluated Friday.

Cutcliffe has said redshirt freshman Daniel Jones has been taking most of the first-team snaps during practice.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.