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Syracuse Basketball: Trevor Cooney Out With Upper Tonsils Injury

Trevor Cooney will miss at least a week of action after undergoing a tonsillectomy.

Jim Boeheim, showing off his tonsils.
Jim Boeheim, showing off his tonsils.
Andy Lyons

Syracuse Orange fans are extremely curious to see what redshirt freshman Trevor Cooney will be able to do after a season on the bench. They'll have to wait a little bit longer than expected with the news that Cooney will miss 7-10 days after undergoing a tonsillectomy upper body injury.

Cooney, a redshirt freshman, had his tonsils removed last Friday. Cooney said doctors recommended the procedure to address on-going issues with his tonsils.

"I've had problems because my tonsils were so big,'' Cooney said Tuesday. "I've had strep throat a lot. I had strep last season. I got it again this September.''

I like that Trevor had to make a point of saying the problem was that his tonsils were too big. Such a guy.

Donna Ditota reports that Cooney is recuperating on a diet of "smoothies, ice pops and cold noodles," otherwise known as The Scoop Sophomore Diet.

Cooney may miss SU's first exhibition game, a Nov. 1 tilt against Pace. He should be back for the Nov. 4 game against Bloomsburg.