Breaking News: DaJuan Coleman out for the remainder of the season

The sophomore center will need surgery to repair the injury to his left leg, according to head coach Jim Boeheim.

Despite remaining undefeated this season, Syracuse lost an important piece to its puzzle.

Sophomore center DaJuan Coleman, who has sat out the last three games with a left leg injury, will have surgery to repair that injury, forcing him to miss the remainder of the 2013-2014 season, according to head coach Jim Boeheim.

"This is a tremendous disappointment, especially considering the amount of hard work DaJuan has been putting in with our basketball team," Boeheim said. "We will certainly miss his contributions."

In thirteen games this season, Coleman averaged 4.3 points-per-game and 4.3 rebounds-per-game. Coleman and junior forward Rakeem Christmas anchored the Orange frontcourt for the majority of the season, but Coleman has not played since SU's 72-52 victory over Virginia Tech on Jan. 7 and hasn't started since SU's victory over Villanova on Dec. 28. Sophomore forward Jerami Grant stepped in as the fifth starter for Syracuse while Coleman sat out with the injury. 

Coleman, the fourth-rated center in 2012 according to ESPNU, went to Jamesville-DeWitt High School.

Coleman had surgery on his meniscus last season, but this injury is believed to be different.

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