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Knee surgery ends Kyle Singler's summer

Here's video of Duke star Kyle Singler hard at work at the Chris Paul Elite Guard Camp earlier this summer, courtesy of The Hoops Report.

And here's a Duke press release announcing that Singler underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee today while indicating how the Final Four MVP's rigorous offseason might have contributed to the issue.

"Kyle had some discomfort in his knee following a very busy summer so we elected to go in and clean it up prior to the start of the season," Duke associate head coach Steve Wojciechowski said in a statement. "By all accounts, today's surgery was a success and Kyle will be back at full strength before the start of practice."

The surgery appears to be minor, but it's apparent that Singler's workload over the summer took its toll. Among his activities:

• Camper: Besides the Chris Paul camp, Singler also attended the Deron Williams Skills Academy, the Kevin Durant Camp, and the LeBron James Skills Academy in order to fine-tune his game and play in pickup games with pros and other college stars.

• Practice player: Singler also tested himself against pros as part of a contingent of college players selected to go attend a training camp in Las Vegas designed to prepare Team USA for the world championship.

"Being around the pros has been really good to see what they go through to prepare for competition," Singler said in July. "Being exposed to the whole lifestyle and the amount of attention these guys get is a great learning experience."

• Shuttle driver: During his off time, Singler spent five days driving around participants in a shuttle van for the K Academy, coach Mike Krzyzewski's fantasy camp. One of the campers even had Singler driving the van into a small ditch.

Mix in a visit to the White House to celebrate the NCAA title with President Obama, a trip to Los Angeles to collect an ESPY award, and time spent at home in Oregon hosting his youth basketball tournament, and it's been an eventful offseason for Singler.

Oh, and he found time to join Twitter.

Now it's time to rest and recover for what's sure to be a pressure-packed season defending the national title.