Syracuse has lost freshman forward Chris McCullough for the season with an ACL tear in his right knee, the school announced on Monday. McCullough went down at the 11:51 mark in the first half of their win over Florida State on Sunday. He limped off the court and went straight into the locker room, unable to put any pressure on his right leg.
The news is a blow to a Syracuse rotation that was only playing seven on a regular basis. It also leaves the Orange without depth at the power forward position.
"Freshman forward Chris McCullough has a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right knee and will miss the remainder of the 2014-15 season, according to head coach Jim Boeheim," Syracuse athletics said in a release.
McCullough had started every game this season before the injury. He was averaging just less than 10 points and just over seven rebounds per game to go along with two steals and two blocks.
"It's too bad," head coach Jim Boeheim said after the loss to Florida State. "He's been playing well in practice. He started out the game and hit that jump shot, got to the basket. He's been playing better in practice so it's unfortunate."