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Syracuse basketball: C Bourama Sidibe out for four weeks with injury

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Not a great start to the super-senior’s season

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It’s Syracuse Orange basketball season, and unfortunately for Syracuse it hasn’t started off on the right foot. Stadium’s Jeff Goodman reported that Bourama Sidibe suffered a knee injury. A SU spokesperson confirmed that Sidibe was injured and a typical recovery for his injury would take around four weeks.

Sidibe has been on and off the court throughout his Syracuse career. He missed most of last season with a meniscus tear in one of his knees and has dealt with tendinitis in both knees early on in his Orange career. Sidibe came back to SU in 2021 to use his extra COVID year of eligibility, but he’ll be sidelined to start the season.

Without Sidibe, Jesse Edwards should slot directly into the starting role at center with Frank Anselm serving as his backup. The Orange are looking to recover in the frontcourt with all three regular starters from last season in Marek Dolezaj, Quincy Guerrier and Alan Griffin no longer on the team for various reasons.

Given the timeline, it would seem like that Sidibe could be back for the end of the Battle for Atlantis tournament towards the end of November. However, given Sidibe’s history of long rehab from injury, mainly from last season, it’s tough to know exactly when he’ll be back on the floor for the Orange.