Team officials say Kelly will be monitored over the weekend and re-evaluated March 12.
The injury certainly will further test the focus of a team already trying to bounce back from a disheartening loss to North Carolina over the weekend that cost the Blue Devils the league’s regular-season championship and the No. 1 seed in the tournament.
The pursuit of a fourth straight ACC tournament title for No. 6 Duke becomes much more challenging.
Kelly, a 6-foot-11 junior, averages 11.8 points and 5.4 rebounds while creating matchup problems because he is a scoring threat both on the perimeter and in the paint.
Second-seeded Duke (26-5) begins play Friday night in Atlanta against the Clemson v Virginia Tech winner.
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