Syracuse center Paschal Chukwu out after has eye surgery

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Syracuse announced on Saturday morning that sophomore center Paschal Chukwu had a procedure to repair a torn retina in his right eye. The 7-foot-2 Chukwu will be out indefinitely recovering from the procedure.

The eye had been bothering Chukwu since November when the reserve big man took a errant pass off his face. Chukwu said the ball hit him directly in the eye and gave him blurred vision as he wore goggles for a little bit during the next game.

Chukwu has missed two of the last three games for Syracuse and played 10 minutes in a win over Boston last Saturday.

A Providence transfer who sat out last season, Chukwu averaged 1.7 points and 4.1 rebounds per game for the Orange this season.