Jan 26, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Syracuse Orange forward DaJuan Coleman (32) is introduced prior to playing the Villanova Wildcats at the Wells Fargo Center. Villanova defeated Syracuse 75-71 during overtime. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Syracuse loses center Dajuan Coleman for season


On Monday, the Syracuse Orange learned that they would be without sophomore center DaJuan Coleman for the remainder of the season. Coleman has missed three games with a leg injury that makes it difficult for him to do anything without feeling pain.

Coleman will now need surgery to repair the injury.

“This is a tremendous disappointment, especially considering the amount of hard work Dajuan has been putting in with our basketball team,” said Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, according to the Post-Standard. “We will certainly miss his contributions.”

This season, Coleman was averaging 4.2 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. He started in twelve games for the Orange.

While Syracuse loses some depth in the front court, they have Baye-Moussa Keita and Rakeem Christmas to continue holding things down in the paint.

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