Joseph likely to miss Pitt game

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim had no updates as to the status of forward Kris Joseph following Syracuse’s 67-52 win over Cincinnati.

“I don’t have any idea what’s going on,” Boeheim said. “We won’t know anything for sure.”

That being said, Boeheim said that Joseph will probably not play in No. 4 Syracuse’s next game against No. 5 Pittsburgh.

“It’s obviously unlikely with the turnaround, with a Monday game like this,” Boeheim said. “He got banged pretty good when he hit the floor. We’re going to have to wait and see.”

With 6:33 left in the first half, Joseph barreled down the lane and got tangled up with several Bearcats before throwing up a wild shot and landing directly on the back of his head. Play was whistled dead before SU athletic trainer Brad Pike and Dr. Irving Raphael, the team’s physician walked with Joseph off the floor and into the locker room.

Joseph, the team’s leading scorer at 15.3 points per game, had played 10 minutes to that point, scoring two points. He didn’t return the rest of the game and wasn’t available to the media for post-game comments.

“Hopefully it won’t be long,” Boeheim said. “But we’ll just have to wait and see the next couple days what they bring.”

Wesley Cheng is the Editor in Chief for The Juice Online.

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Wes has worked for Rivals.com covering the New York Knicks, as well as for Scout.com covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also worked for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005. Follow him on Twitter @ChengWes.
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