Coleman dresses for Syracuse’s ACC opener against Miami, not listed in starting lineup

first_imgSyracuse center DaJuan Coleman is in uniform for Syracuse’s Atlantic Coast Conference opener against Miami on Saturday, but is not listed as a starter.Coleman, who missed SU’s 70-48 win over Eastern Michigan on Tuesday with a left leg contusion, was not expected to play by SU Athletics spokesman Pete Moore about half an hour before the game. However, Coleman did participate in pregame warm-ups, appearing to favor his right leg slightly, and is on the bench. He is wearing a sleeve on his left knee.Jerami Grant will start again at the wing and Rakeem Christmas will slide into the middle of the 2-3 zone.On Friday, Moore said the injury is around the knee area — the same knee that Coleman underwent surgery for on Jan. 29, 2013 and caused him to miss eight games. However, Moore said that the team does not believe the two injuries are related. The sophomore center said he dropped 10-15 pounds before the start of the season in hopes of gaining speed and limiting the chance of reinjury.Coleman’s contusion was first announced by Boeheim after the sophomore center played just six minutes and missed the entire second half in SU’s 78-62 win over then-No. 8 Villanova last Saturday. He then sat on the sideline in a grey sweatsuit for the Orange’s 70-48 victory against Eastern Michigan on Tuesday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on January 4, 2014 at 2:12 pm Contact Stephen: | @Stephen_Bailey1 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

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