Syracuse Guard Devendorf Done For Season

December 17th, 2007
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Syracuse junior guard Eric Devendorf will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his left knee, the university announced yesterday. The injury occurred when Devendorf landed awkwardly on his left leg after making a pass during the second half against East Tennessee State on Saturday. "You can't afford to lose guys like Eric," Boeheim said following Saturday's game." He's a tremendous player. There's nothing you can do. You try to make it up as best as you can." Devendorf is the second Orange guard to tear his ACL this season; fellow starter Andy Rautins tore his in August. Along with the loss of guard Josh Wright -- who didn't attend practice last week and of whom Boeheim said: "I assume he's not going to play basketball any more this year" -- Syracuse is down to just seven scholarship players. Devendorf averaged 17.0 points and 3.9 assists per game.