Syracuse Basketball: Matthew Moyer injury update

Some bad news for the Syracuse basketball team following a huge win over the Boston College Eagles. ITLH breaks down what the Matthew Moyer injury means.

The Syracuse basketball team got a thrilling win over the Boston College Eagles 81-63. SU is now on a two game winning streak. The team has some great momentum going.

But everything isn’t peaches and cream. Early in the matchup between SU and BC, Matthew Moyer went up for a rebound and came down awkwardly on his ankle.

I was in the loud house and there was a large gasp and several long seconds of silence as Moyer clutched his lower leg.

Moyer spent several minutes on the ground before being helped to his feet. Ultimately he was able to limp off under his own power. Later he was ruled out for the rest of the game with what has been diagnosed as an ankle sprain.

“It’s a sprained ankle,” Jim Boeheim said per Syracuse.com. “He could be out a while.”

So we all hear about ankle sprains and I’m sure many of us have experienced them. Initially it looked bad, but the fact he was able to walk off under his own power is a good sign. Boeheim confirmed the ankle sprain but said he could be out for a while.

It’s time to do what any millennial would do, Web MD your issues and diagnose yourself. Here’s what the medical experts say about ankle sprains:

“An ankle sprain can range from mild to severe, depending on how badly the ligament is damaged and how many ligaments are injured. With a mild sprain, the ankle may be tender, swollen, and stiff. Most ankle sprains take a few weeks to heal. While a severe sprain can take months.”

That’s not good news for an Orange team that has limited depth. Out of 351 possible teams, SU is in the bottom five in bench minutes.

So if Moyer is out for the foreseeable future what are the Orange losing?

  • Under five points per game
  • Five rebounds per contest
  • Just over 22 minutes per game on average

What they’re losing beyond the statistics is a body. Something the Orange have limited quantities of. Hopefully we’ll get a better diagnosis as we progress through the rehab.

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