Syracuse Orange sophomore center DaJuan Coleman needs surgery on his injured leg and will miss the rest of the season.
This is the second straight year the big man has had to deal with injuries. Last year he missed time with a meniscus injury that required surgery. This year, he missed a couple of games with a bruised right knee and has been receiving treatment the past couple of weeks on the injury. He has only played nine minutes since December 20th.
Head coach Jim Boeheim is disappointed that Coleman won’t be able to play for the rest of the year.
“This is a tremendous disappointment, especially considering the amount of hard work Dajuan has been putting in with our basketball team. “We will certainly miss his contributions,” said Boeheim. (via Syracuse.com)
Coleman has played in 13 games this year, starting 12 and averaging 13 minutes per game. He scored 4.3 points and added 4.2 rebounds.