Coleman out for four weeks following surgery

SU center DaJuan Colemon will need surgery for a knee injury suffered during the Orange's 75-71 loss to Villanova.

Freshman center DaJuan Coleman will miss four weeks following knee surgery on Tuesday, Jan. 29. Coleman needed the surgery after injuring his left knee before Saturday's loss to Villanova.

Coleman started each of the Orange's 20 games, but played sparingly. A native of Jamesville, N.Y., Coleman averaged five points and 4.3 rebounds per game.

With Coleman out, expect to see a bit more of both junior Baye Moussa Kieta and freshman Jerami Grant. James Southerland, who regularly replaced Coleman in the lineup a few minutes into each game, is still ineligible to play for the Orange.

It is unclear if coach Jim Boeheim will opt to move sophomore Rakeem Christmas to center and start Grant, or start Kieta.

The No. 6 Orange take on Pittsburgh on the road on Saturday.


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