DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski was admitted to a hospital for observation after he injured his hip during the Blue Devils' exhibition game Thursday night.
"Until he's evaluated by Duke Sports Medicine staff, we're just not sure of his status for the Nov. 23 game against Army," sports information director Jon Jackson told The Associated Press early Friday.
Krzyzewski, 55, injured his right hip when he stood up suddenly in the first half of Duke's game, said Dr. Claude T. Moorman III, director of the Duke Sports Medicine Center and the team's head physician.
Moorman said Krzyzewski was admitted to Duke Hospital where an MRI revealed an injury to his iliopsoas muscle.
"As a precaution, he was admitted to the hospital overnight for observation. His recovery is expected to take 7-to-10 days, but no surgery will be required," Moorman said. "His progress will be monitored by the Duke Sports Medicine staff on a day-to-day basis. He is expected to be discharged on Friday and will be on crutches for 2-3 days."
The Hall of Fame coach had his right hip replaced March 24, his second hip replacement operation. He was limping badly as he made his way to the locker room at halftime of his team's game against the EA Sports All-Stars and didn't return.
Mike Cragg, an assistant athletic director, said Krzyzewski had a checkup on his hip last week, and doctors said he was doing fine.
The sixth-ranked Blue Devils won 102-74, with top assistant Johnny Dawkins taking over for Krzyzewski.
"I know Coach, and he's in terrific shape," Dawkins said. "I think he's going to be great, but that's just my instinct. I do know him, and he's a heck of a fighter, and if there is any chance he'll be out there, he will."
Krzyzewski's hip appeared to lock up as he moved off the bench when point guard Chris Duhon was fouled hard and tumbled to the floor with 8:05 left in the half. Duhon sprained his left wrist on the play and missed most of the second half.
"We jumped up, and you could see Coach wince, like something could have happened," Dawkins said. "He said, 'Something is wrong with my leg, and I'm not quite sure what.' He wanted to be safe, so he didn't come out."
The players said Krzyzewski talked to the team at halftime but didn't tell them he wasn't coming out for the second half.
"This helped us grow as a team, not having our leader there," said Duhon, Duke's captain. "Guys came together, and we were still able to execute and play pretty good basketball. That was big for us."
Senior Casey Sanders said it was hard to concentrate on basketball without Coach K on the sideline.
"Our thoughts are with Coach and how he's doing," Sanders said. "We tried to block it out somewhat coming into the second half and take care of business. But there was no doubt in warmups, and after that game, that was one of the first things I thought about -- when is Coach going to get back."
Krzyzewski missed Duke's final 19 games of the 1994-95 season after undergoing his first hip replacement operation.
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