Syracuse’s Robert Braswell out for season with shin pain

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP)Syracuse forward Robert Braswell is out for the season, the school announced on social media.

The sophomore has been suffering from pain in both shins, limiting his ability to jump. Braswell has played just 48 minutes in parts of seven games this season and hit a pair of 3-pointers last week against Niagara in his last appearance. He averaged 1.7 points and 1.1 rebounds, with three steals.

“He has constant pain and it’s just hard for him to go, and the best option is to take some time away and try to get rested,” Orange coach Jim Boeheim said after the Niagara game. “I think … this would help him if he did take this year off.”

Boeheim was counting on the 6-foot-7 Braswell to provide an outside threat. He was 4 of 6 overall from beyond the arc. Braswell, a native of Jacksonville, Florida, is a candidate for a medical redshirt because he will have played in less than 30 percent of the team’s regular-season games.

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