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Duke's Randolph Sidelined For 12-14 Weeks Following Hip Surgery

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DURHAM, N.C. — Duke rising sophomore forward Shavlik Randolph underwent successful surgery on his left hip Monday at Duke University Hospital.

The procedure was performed by Dr. Steve Olson and Dr. Larry Higgins to correct a labral tear and bone spur.

Randolph had been experiencing the hip problem prior to his enrollment at Duke in the summer of 2002. He experienced continued loss of motion and discomfort during his freshman season.

The recovery time from the surgery, which was scheduled immediately following Randolph's final exams at Duke, is expected to be 12-14 weeks.

Randolph's rehabilitation will begin within the week. He is expected to have a full recovery and be ready for the 2003-04 basketball season.

Randolph played in 26 games last season, averaging 7.4 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. A McDonald's and two-time Parade All-America selection as a prep player, Randolph starred at Broughton High School, earning North Carolina State Player-of-the Year recognition twice by the Associated Press.

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