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Syracuse Basketball: Tyler Lydon leaves game with Achilles injury

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Two days after a career-high 29 points, Tyler Lydon left Monday’s game with an Achilles injury.

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Tyler Lydon reacts to injuring his right achilles during Monday’s game against Eastern Michigan.
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Syracuse Orange sophomore forward Tyler Lydon left Monday’s game against Eastern Michigan with a strained right Achilles, according to the official SU men’s basketball Twitter account.

Lydon was coming off of a career-high 29 points against Georgetown on Saturday. The Orange suffered its fourth loss of the season, 78-71.

Tonight against Eastern Michigan, Lydon had 12 first-half points on 4-of-7 shooting from the floor, including 2-of-2 from 3-point range. He also grabbed six rebounds and dished our four assists in his 16 minutes of action.

Syracuse was leading 41-19 when Lydon was injured. He immediately exited the game and went to the locker room with trainer Brad Pike.

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Syracuse Orange forward Tyler Lydon sits on the bench during the second half of Monday’s game against Eastern Michigan.
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Jim Boeheim said “we’ll see” when asked if Lydon will be good to go on Wednesday against St. John’s.

The Orange improved to 7-4 with its victory over Eastern Michigan tonight.