Jones out for year with right hip injury

Updated: January 26, 2009, 5:59 PM ET
Associated Press

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse freshman forward Mookie Jones will miss the rest of the season with a right hip injury.

The 6-foot-6 Jones, a top recruit from Peekskill, N.Y., is expected to have surgery in the near future, according to Syracuse athletic communications director Pete Moore. Jones had been receiving treatment for the injury, which Moore said was not related to one particular play.

Jones appeared in only nine of the 15th-ranked Orange's 21 games and had not played in the past five. He had a season-high nine points against Colgate in early December and totaled 37 points, 12 rebounds, five steals, four assists and two blocks in 89 minutes.

The university is expected to apply to the NCAA for a medical redshirt, Moore said.


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