Syracuse is running out of healthy players

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Syracuse will be down to six scholarship players for the near — and potentially long-term — future.

On Monday, according to Mike Waters of, guard Howard Washington suffered a right-leg injury that is expected to keep him out of the lineup for Wednesday’s game against Georgia Tech.

That’s not good.

And it’s made even worse by the fact that big man Matthew Moyer, who started the first 20 games of the season, will be out a while, according to Jim Boeheim.

That means that Syracuse will have just six scholarship players available to them for the time being — starters Tyus Battle, Frank Howard, Oshae Brissett, Marek Dolezaj and Paschal Chukwu and Bourama Sidibe, a center that doubles as the only player on their bench.

Boeheim better home that his guards don’t get into any foul trouble, or else he’ll have to put in assistant coach Gerry McNamara and pretend he’s a walk-on.