It’s orange basketball season in Syracuse and unfortunately this season didn’t start off on the right foot. Jeff Goodman reported from the stadium that Burma Sidibe had a knee injury. A UB spokesperson confirmed that Sidibe was injured and that a normal recovery from his injury would take about four weeks.
A source in Syracuse, Sidibe Burma, said he had a knee injury and will be out for about a month. @Stadium. Sidibe missed last season due to an injury to his other knee.
– Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) October 27, 2021
Sidibe has been on and off the field throughout his career at Syracuse. He missed most of last season with a meniscus tear in one of his knees and dealt with tendinitis in both knees early in his orange career. Sidibe returned to SU in 2021 to pass his additional year of COVID eligibility, but will be out of the game to start the season.
Without Sedeep, Jesse Edwards must directly take over the starting role in center with Frank Anselm as a backup. The Orange team is looking to bounce back in front field with last season’s three starting players Marek Dolzag, Quincy Guerrier and Alan Griffin no longer on the team for various reasons.
Looking at the timeline, it looks like Sidibe may be back for the final of the Battle for Atlantis tournament in late November. However, given Sidibe’s long history of rehabilitating from injuries, especially since last season, it is difficult to know when he will return to Earth for the orange.