Syracuse Orange center DaJuan Coleman to miss remainder of the season

<p>DaJuan Coleman</p>

It's a tough blow for the SU basketball team.

DaJuan Coleman will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury. The same injury that has kept the Jamesville-Dewitt grad limited in recent weeks now requires surgery to heal.

Initially, SU Athletics thought Coleman would be able to return after a few days of rest and treatment. However, his knee has not responded to that treatment, hence the need for surgey.

â??This is a tremendous disappointment, especially considering the amount of hard work DaJuan has been putting in with our basketball team,â?? says Orange Head Coach Jim Boeheim. â??We will certainly miss his contributions.â??

DaJuan was averaging four points per game in 13 contests so far this season.