Mike Elko gives injury update on Riley Leonard ahead of Florida State game
Mike Elko issued an update on Riley Leonard at his weekly press conference on Monday afternoon.
Elko said Leonard remains “day-to-day” as he recovers from an ankle injury he suffered vs. Notre Dame back in Week 5. Duke was idle in Week 6 and played without Leonard in a 24-3 win over NC State in Week 7.
Riley Leonard remains "day-to-day" per Duke head coach Mike Elko at his Monday press conference
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Leonard’s status will be a major factor in this game. When healthy, he’s one of the best dual threat quarterbacks in the country.
So far this season, Leonard has completed 62.7% of his passes for 912 yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception. He’s also rushed for 326 yards and 4 more scores on the ground.
Duke enters this game with a 5-1 record and is a legitimate threat to Florida State at the top of the ACC standings. The Seminoles currently lead the way with a 4-0 record in conference play, but Duke is also 2-0 with wins over the Wolfpack and Clemson. Duke’s lone loss this season came vs. Notre Dame.
Florida State has a strong history vs. Duke, but these programs have not met with Elko in charge. Duke won 9 games last season in Elko’s first year at the helm and are charging toward another bowl appearance in Year 2.
FSU is 19-0 all-time against Duke.