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Syracuse Basketball: Matthew Moyer’s injury severity actually unknown

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Coach Boeheim chimes in on Matt Moyer’s leg injury and throws caution back into the mix

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Last week we all got a scare when we saw a photo of Syracuse Orange freshman Matthew Moyer on crutches. Moyer allied those concerns when he told CuseNation’s Ben Sigel that it wasn’t a big deal and he would be back in time for the opening of camp in October. Whew.

Perhaps we shouldn’t have put all of our faith in the player who isn’t going to say anything but positive things. Jim Boeheim commented on the injury to Mike Waters and inferred that the severity of the injury actually isn’t known and it would be premature to say when Moyer will be ready to play.

Boeheim said the extent of the injury won't be known until the end of the month.

"Medically, I'm not sure what's wrong,'' Boeheim said. "We'll have to figure out what it is. They're looking at it right now. As for the severity of it, we won't know for sure, probably, until the end of the month."

And that old familiar feeling of preseason concern for a Syracuse player’s injured leg is back again. It’s good that Moyer is upbeat, and it’s entirely possible he will be back in time for camp, but we’ve also been down this road before where a seemingly-small injury was later revealed to be something much bigger.

For now we wait and see while popping a few antacids as Syracuse fans are wont to do.