Duke QB Riley Leonard (ankle) day-to-day


Duke quarterback Riley Leonard is now considered day-to-day after suffering a high ankle sprain nine days ago against Notre Dame.

Mike Elko, head coach of the No. 17 Blue Devils, said Monday that Leonard was making “really strong progress” in his recovery.

“I do think the outlook for him the rest of the season is really positive,” Elko said.

Duke (4-1) is returning from a bye week one week after losing 21-14 at home to then-No. 11 Notre Dame.

Leonard was hurt in the final seconds of that game when his right leg bent awkwardly amid a strip-sack. He was on crutches as he left the field.

Henry Belin IV, a redshirt freshman, is next in line for Duke if Leonard cannot play Saturday against NC State.

Leonard is 79-for-126 (62.7 percent) passing this season for 912 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.

–Field Level Media

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