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Coach K on Harry Giles: We’re ‘going to do this slow’

Mike Krzyzewski

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2016, file photo, Duke head men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, second from right, reacts to a play during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C. Krzyzewski’s Blue Devils have lost three straight games entering Saturday’s game at North Carolina State followed by Monday’s game at No. 15 Miami. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown, File)


Duke freshman Harry Giles underwent surgery last month on his left knee, a knee that he injured after is freshman year in high school.

On Monday, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski spoke with Fox Sports’ Evan Daniels on his new podcast and gave an update on the status of Giles’ knee.

“Harry is still recovering health-wise. He had just a little bit of a setback in September. Not structurally, but we felt he should be playing already, but they had to scope. They kind of had to clean; not the knee he hurt 11 months ago, but the other one. And it was really good,” Coach K said. “And so, he’s recovering even better now, and he would have never have recovered as well if they hadn’t done this procedure. So, we’re hoping that we get him [healthy].”

Coach K stopped short of providing a time frame for Giles’ return.

“I don’t want to put a time pressure on him, because I don’t think he’ll be as honest [about how he is actually feeling],” Coach K said. “He just wants to play, he loves to play. We’ve talked a lot, like ‘you’re going to do this slow, because you don’t just have this season ahead of you at Duke, but your whole future and we want to make sure we’re not just, just short-term making decisions, but long-term making decisions.’”