According to Stephen Wiseman of The Durham Herald-Sun, tests show another significant injury for Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk, and that his 2016 season is most likely over before it even started.
BREAKING: Tests show another significant injury for Duke QB Thomas Sirk. Season likely over.https://t.co/0dqQDDtgI7
— Stephen Wiseman (@stevewisemanNC) August 27, 2016
If you recall, Sirk was trying to overcome a torn Achilles’ tendon that he suffered in February. While Sirk and Duke coach David Cutcliffe were hopeful Sirk would be back, it appears the snake bit quarterback will not suit up for the Blue Devils this season.
Sirk, a 6’4”, 220-pound junior from Macclenny, Florida is coming off a 2015 season that saw him pass for 2,625 yards and 16 touchdowns, while throwing eight interceptions. For his career, Sirk has passed for 2,692 yards and 19 touchdowns to go along with eight interceptions. Sirk also compiled 3,428 total yards last season — the second-highest single-season total in program history.
Duke is coming off a solid season in which it went 8-5 overall and 4-4 in the ACC. The Blue Devils beat Indiana 44-41 in overtime in the Pinstripe Bowl. In that game, Sirk passed for 163 yards and a touchdown, while also rushing for 155 yards and two touchdowns.
With Sirk now sidelined, expect Cutcliffe to turn to Parker Boehme to quarterback the offense.
Boehme, a 6’2”, 220-pound signal caller from Jacksonville Beach, Florida is coming off a sophomore season where he passed for 579 yards and two touchdowns and one interception, while completing 55.1 percent of his passes.
Redshirt freshman Daniel Jones may also get a look, as he has been impressive in camp.
Duke will open its 2016 season at home against North Carolina Central on September 3.