Syracuse freshman Matthew Moyer injures foot

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Incoming Syracuse freshman Matthew Moyer suffered a right foot injury at some point this summer, but the details of the injury are not known at this time.

On Friday, a picture of Moyer using crutches and wearing a walking boot showed up on twitter. The picture was taken of Moyer with a fan at the Syracuse basketball camp. The injury occurred during a workout, but the program won’t release any other specifics until Jim Boeheim returns from Rio de Janeiro, where he is an assistant with the USA Men’s Basketball team.

Moyer is part of a three-man recruiting class for the Orange that also includes Tyus Battle and Taurean Thompson. The 6-foot-8 forward will provide depth up front for the Orange, who also add graduate transfer John Gillon and Providence transfer Paschal Chukwu. Five of the nine scholarship players on the Syracuse roster did not play for the Orange last season.

The good news, if there is any here, is that this injury occurred to someone in the Syracuse front court. The Orange just have three perimeter players on scholarship — Battle, Gillon and Franklin Howard.