Syracuse guard Howard Washington is out for season with "bad" injury

This injury leaves a blow to an already depleted Syracuse front court.

Syracuse men's basketball freshman guard Howard Washington is out for the remainder of the regular season, Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said.

Boeheim announced the news following Syracuse's 54-51 loss against Georgia Tech.

"He's out, permanently," Boeheim said.

The injury occurred during practice on Jan. 29. Boeheim did not disclose any more information about the injury. It was announced he was out for the game on Jan. 30.

Photo: Riley Bunch
Howard Washington (10) looks for a pass against Oakland.

Washington, the six-foot three-inch guard from Buffalo, N.Y., averaged 6.1 minutes per game in his first year for the Orange. He saw an increase in playing time when starting guards Tyus Battle and Frank Howard were in foul trouble, or when Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim wanted to utilize the three-guard lineup.

His season-high minutes came on Jan. 13 when Syracuse played Florida State. Washington finished the game with a career-high nine points.

This comes at a bad time for the Orange. Syracuse freshman forward Matthew Moyer was limited to two minutes during the game after recovering from an ankle injury sustained during Syracuse's 81-63 win over Boston College.

The Orange (15-7, 4-5 ACC) play its next home game against Virginia (21-1, 10-0 ACC) on Feb. 3 at 4 p.m.

Story will be updated if The NewsHouse receives new information.

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