Syracuse, N.Y. ― Syracuse freshman Peter Carey will miss the remainder of the season, according to SU coach Jim Boeheim.
Carey, a 6-foot-11 center, recently underwent a surgical procedure on his right knee, Boeheim said following the Orange’s 82-72 win over Virginia Tech on Wednesday night.
“He won’t be able to play,’’ Boeheim said. “He’ll take a medical redshirt this year, which is probably good for him anyway because he needs to get bigger and stronger.’’
Carey had appeared in just three of Syracuse’s first 16 games this season. He had been in uniform for the games until Wednesday, when he was in sweats and used crutches to get around.
Carey’s medical procedure is the same one that he had performed on his left knee a year ago. In the fall of 2021, which was Carey’s senior year of high school, he was diagnosed with a partial tear of the patella tendon.
Carey underwent platelet-rich plasma therapy, or PRP, which used an injection of Carey’s own blood to improve the healing process in the tendon.
The procedure worked. Carey was playing by summer and took part in SU’s preseason practices. He participated in dunk contests at both of Syracuse’s Orange Madness events.
Boeheim said Carey had the same procedure performed on his right knee.
“It’s the same thing he had on the other knee and it worked,’’ Boeheim said. “The procedure he had worked last year, so we think it will work this year.’’
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