As Thomas Sirk heals, Parker Boehme armed and ready for Duke

DURHAM, N.C. — When Thomas Sirk ruptured his left Achilles’ tendon in a February team conditioning session, all signs pointed toward Duke not having its redshirt senior quarterback for the 2016 season.

As spring practice wrapped up, though, Duke coach David Cutcliffe revealed some surprising news that Sirk was ahead of schedule in his recovery and the medical staff had not ruled him out for the upcoming season.

Duke, of course, still doesn’t know when Sirk will be able to play again. That means that Parker Boehme, who worked all spring as the No. 1 quarterback, is certainly in line to get playing time when the Blue Devils open the season on Sept. 3 against N.C. Central at Wallace Wade Stadium.

In Boehme, Duke has a signal-caller who can…