Beth Hall-USA TODAY Sports
Syracuse freshman center will have knee surgery Tuesday and will miss the next four weeks. The Orange's roster depth has become a huge concern now.
The Syracuse basketball program announced Monday night freshmen center DaJuan Coleman will undergo surgery on Tuesday and miss the next four weeks.
All of you fans that have been laying in bed wishing head coach Jim Boeheim would start Jerami Grant, I am blaming you!
Coleman, who starts but has been playing very limited minutes during Big East Conference play, may not be the biggest loss when it comes to production, however, his four-week absence depletes SU's roster even more.
Next Saturday when Syracuse visits the Pittsburgh Panthers at the Petersen Events Center it is expected SU will roll out a starting lineup featuring: Grant, Brandon Triche, Michael Carter-Williams, C.J. Fair and Rakeem Christmas. That means guard Trevor Cooney and center Baye Moussa Keita will be the only two options off the bench.
If Coleman does return in four weeks, he will more than likely get a few regular season games to get back into the flow of things. Though, the odds of Boeheim giving him any time against possibly Louisville or Georgetown are slim.
Looks like we might be looking at a tight roster for the rest of the season.