Coach Mike Krzyzewski said Wednesday that Jones underwent surgeries for his right hip and to repair a sports hernia earlier in the offseason, Adam Rowe of 247Sports.com
Jones notably missed time with a sprained shoulder during his freshman campaign, but it wasn't known that he was nursing any other injuries at the conclusion of Duke's postseason run. The hip issue isn't necessarily a new concern, however -- Jones previously battled the injury during Duke's preseason tour through Canada. In any case, Jones' recovery from both procedures isn't expected to bleed into the 2019-20 campaign, when he'll find himself as one of the more experienced rotation players on the roster following the departures of RJ Barrett, Zion Williamson, Cam Reddish and Marques Bolden for the 2019 NBA Draft. After averaging 9.4 points last season, Jones should take on a more prominent role as a scorer even with Duke bringing in another star-studded recruiting class.