Syracuse center Dajuan Coleman to miss four weeks to knee surgery
Syracuse, NY, United States (4E Sports) – Syracuse University freshman Dajuan Coleman will miss the next four weeks as he undergoes a surgery on his left knee Tuesday.
The 6-foot-9 center initially hurt the knee in practice prior to Syracuse’s game at Villanova on Saturday. He played just seven minutes in the Orange’s 75-71 overtime loss to the Wildcats.
Coleman has started all 20 of Syracuse’s games this season and is averaging 5.0 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. His absence brings down the team’s available scholarship players to just seven.
Syracuse is already without senior forward James Southerland, who was declared ineligible prior to their game against Villanova on Jan. 12.
Jerami Grant, a 6-8 freshman forward, could move into Syracuse’s starting lineup with sophomore Rakeem Christmas moving from forward to center. Another option would be to start 6-11 junior center Baye Moussa Keita.
Syracuse is currently 18-2 overall and leads the Big East with a 6-1 conference record.
Their next game is Saturday at Pittsburgh.