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Duke's Kyle Filipowski, projected top 10 draft pick, injured as Wake Forest fans storm court after upset

Feb 24, 2024

No. 8 Duke was upset in an 83-79 loss to Wake Forest on Saturday, and star Blue Devil Kyle Filipowski was injured in the celebrations.

The court was immediately stormed by fans when regulation ended. Filipowski, a projected top 10 NBA Draft pick, was walking off the court when a fan sprinted in his path. He appeared to roll his ankle during the chaos, leading teammates and personnel to rush and help him off the court.

Duke head coach Jon Scheyer called for change as he spoke to reporters after the loss:

“Flip sprains his ankle,” he said. “When are we going to ban court stormings?”

When Filipowski spoke, he clarified that he injured his knee. He can be seen grabbing it in an aerial view of the incident, which also appears to show him attempting to shove the fan out of his way. The 20-year-old sophomore's status going forward is unclear.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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