Duke forward Jefferson out with right foot injury

Duke's Amile Jefferson (21) reacts following a basket against Yale during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. (Gerry Broome)

Duke says forward Amile Jefferson will be out indefinitely with an unspecified right foot injury.

Coach Mike Krzyzewski announced the injury Monday in a brief statement issued by the school.

Krzyzewski called the injury "unfortunate, to say the least," but praised Jefferson as being "strong in both person and character."

Jefferson - the leading returning scorer from last year's national championship team - has started all nine games this year while averaging 11 points and 10 rebounds for the seventh-ranked Blue Devils (8-1).

They return from a 10-day break for exams to play host to Georgia Southern on Tuesday night.

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