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Syracuse Football: Alec Lemon, Keon Lyn Will Miss Spring Practice After Surgery

The Syracuse Orange 2012 football season is shaping up to be the most terrifying of the Doug Marrone Era. And we're barely into January.

We already knew that Keon Lyn was going to miss some time due to surgery but now SU Athletics informs us that our No. 1 receiver, Sir Alec Lemon, will do the same. Both will miss spring practice and there's no guarantee either will be good to go for the regular season. Which is fantastic.

A news release issued by SU early Thursday evening said each surgery was successful, although a source said Lemon’s surgery was more extensive and has the potential to sideline him for the 2012 season. That will depend on how well his rehabilitation goes. The release noted only that each player would be evaluated throughout the rehab process and his status announced prior to the start of preseason camp.

Silver linings? One, thank God #Shamarko Thomas and Marcus Sales (theoretically) are coming back. We have enough talent to replace and/or worry about replacing at both positions.

Lemon broke the single-season record of receptions with 68 this year and is on the verge of obliterating the career records...if he plays...this season. Jarrod West, Kyle Foster and Keenan Hale...time to Step Up 2 Da Streetz.

Lyn spent most of the season playing through shoulder pain and missed the Pittsburgh game due to a suspension, leading to speculation he might leave SU. According to his Twitterfeed, he considered it but decided to stay. Ri’Shard Anderson, Brandon Reddish and Jeremi Wilkes should see time at CB while Lyn is out.