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Duke forward Rodney Hood injured his Achilles tendon and is withdrawing from the U.S. team's tryout camp for the World University Games.
USA Basketball said Friday that Hood injured his right Achilles tendon during practice Wednesday night. The extent of the injury was not known.
Hood sat out last season after transferring from Mississippi State and has three seasons of eligibility with the Blue Devils.
The native of Meridian, Miss., averaged 10.3 points and 4.8 rebounds in his one season at Mississippi State.
Hood's injury came after North Carolina guard P.J. Hairston withdrew from the tryout camp with a back injury.
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Duke's Rodney Hood injured his right achilles during practice for the World University Games. Its not known the extent of the injury, although most torn achilles injuries are known immediately (see Bryant, Kobe). Andy Glocker of SI first reported the injury on his twitter account, and was able to interview Hood after the injury and noted that Hood didn't seem distressed...
DURHAM, N.C. – Duke’s Rodney Hood, one of 16 finalists for the 2013 USA Basketball Men’s World University Games Team, ended his participation in the 2013 USA Basketball Men’s World University Games Team training camp Friday due to an injury to his right achilles. Hood suffered the injury during an evening practice Wednesday, June 26.
After surviving the first round of cuts for Team USA this week, Duke sophomore forward Rodney Hood suffered an injury to his right leg on Wednesday night.