Coleman set to return as early as Monday, Boeheim says

After undergoing knee surgery, SU center Dajuan Coleman looks to return to action when SU travels to play Marquette Monday night.

Syracuse looks to get some interior depth with the return of its freshman center DaJuan Coleman.

After, a 57-46 loss to Georgetown Saturday night, head coach Jim Boeheim said Coleman should be set to play Marquette on Feb. 25.

"I think he could play now," Boeheim said. "I wanted to give him at least a couple days of practice and just see how he felt. But I really wanted to give him a week or so."

Coleman underwent knee surgery on Jan. 29 and has not played since then. His recovery time was expected to be about four weeks. Before his injury, Coleman averged five points-per-game and 4.4 rebounds-per-game.

The Orange have missed his presense. During his absense, Syracuse has only outrebounded opponents by about half a rebound (239-236) over the last seven games.

If he can play, Coleman will give the Orange some more depth at its post position, allowing CJ Fair, James Southerland and Jerami Grant to play outside the box more. 

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