Freshman point guard Kyrie Irving might play Friday in Duke's NCAA tournament opener, coach Mike Krzyzewski said on Tuesday.

ESPN's Jay Williams later reported on Tuesday that Krzyzewski confirmed Irving will play in the first round.

"There is a chance that he would play, but the decision won't be made for a few days," Krzyzewski said during his on-campus news conference to preview Duke's NCAA tournament opener.

Irving, who is recovering from an injury to his right big toe, practiced some with the team today. No. 1 seed Duke (30-4) meets No. 16 seed Hampton at about 3:15 p.m. Friday at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte.

Krzyzewski said Irving will not start and would only play a few minutes at a time if he gets on the court.