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Mike Krzyzewski to under go knee surgery, Duke to cancel team trip to the Dominican Republic

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DURHAM, NC - JANUARY 04: Members of the media surround head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils before the game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Cameron Indoor Stadium on January 4, 2017 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

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Duke announced on Thursday that Mike Krzyzewski will be undergoing surgery to get a total knee replacement on his right knee this weekend.

Due to the surgery, the team will be canceling their upcoming trip to the Dominican Republic.

“While it’s disappointing that we aren’t able to make the Dominican Republic trip, this is a positive development for both our team and myself because it will allow us to be at full strength for the start of practice this fall,” Krzyzewski said. “After three consecutive days of working with the team, it became clear that the condition of my knee wouldn’t be sustainable through next season. The best course of action is to correct the problem now rather than later, when our team would be more profoundly impacted.”

Coach K missed seven games last season after undergoing surgery on his back.

The knee replacement will be the sixth surgery that Coach K, who turned 70 in February, will have undergone in the last 16 months.

Duke is currently sitting at No. 5 in the NBC Sports Preseason Top 25.