Underwater Treadmill gets Duke Basketball Players Back on Court
Underwater treadmill gets Duke basketball players back on court
DURHAM — It looked like a routine play.
When Ryan Kelly drove through the lane with less than a minute remaining against Clemson on Jan. 8, he was
fouled, and he fell to the floor. He got up, made his two free throws and went to the bench as Josh Hairston
came onto the court.
“I knew something wasn’t right,” Kelly said. “I didn’t exactly know what happened. I actually went back into
the game and tried to jog, but it just didn’t feel good. I told (trainer) Jose (Fonseca), and at the time I
was just like, we’ll tape it up or something and I’ll be fine.”
Because of Kelly’s injury history – he had surgery on his sprained right foot last March – Fonseca and his
assistant, Nick Potter, recommended that Kelly not play the rest of the night. So he cheered from the bench as Duke won 68-40.