Tyler Lydon exits Syracuse game with strained Achilles

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Syracuse has struggled offensively for much of this season as sophomore forward Tyler Lydon recently started to look alive with a big outing against Georgetown.

But the 6-foot-9 forward exited Syracuse’s game against Eastern Michigan on Monday as he strained his right Achilles late in the first half. The Orange held Lydon out of the second half for precautionary reasons as I’m sure they’ll do a full examination after the game.

Lydon’s injury doesn’t seem too serious for now, but the Orange are off to a sluggish 7-4 start as they really need the sophomore healthy and performing.

Luckily for Syracuse they don’t have any important games coming up and they open up ACC play against Boston College. Lydon will have plenty of time to get healthy before the Jan. 4 game against Miami.