DURHAM, N.C. — Duke won’t have leading rusher Jela Duncan when the Blue Devils play Virginia this week.

Coach David Cutcliffe said Thursday that Duncan will be out with an unspecified leg injury but that he hopes the length of time he misses “is shorter than longer.”

Duncan ranks eighth in the ACC in rushing, averaging 78.5 yards. Cutcliffe says junior Shaun Wilson will make his third career start and first of the season, with Joseph Ajeigbe (uh-JEE’-bee) backing him up.

Wilson also is taking over kick-returning duties now that DeVon Edwards tore two ligaments in his left knee and will miss the rest of his senior season. Wilson returned a kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown in the Notre Dame win.

Cutcliffe says Wilson is “obviously going to be a busy guy.”

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