Touted Duke frosh Giles could be out 6 weeks

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Giles watches at Duke's first official practice of the season (WTVD)

Duke announced freshman forward Harry Giles, the No. 1-rated player in the 2016 ESPN 100, could be out up to six weeks after having a successful left knee arthroscopy on Monday.

Giles tore his ACL in that knee two years ago in high school.

He was being brought along slowly at Duke while rehabbing the torn ACL in his right knee that he suffered in November. When the Blue Devils opened their first practice of the season to the public on Saturday, the 6-foot-10, Winston-Salem, N.C., product was dressed but did not participate.

Giles also tore his left ACL, MCL and meniscus in 2013 during a game in Uruguay while playing for the U.S. against Argentina.

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a released statement that the process was, "the right step for Harry at the moment as it will help him be 100 percent going forward. Harry has done a tremendous job in rehabilitation over the last year and I'm sure he'll continue to do the same after this procedure."

The Blue Devils will still have a deep frontcourt while Giles is out, led by Amile Jefferson and freshmen Marques Bolden.

ESPN's Dana O'Neil contributed to this report

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