Syracuse loses senior starter CB Keon Lyn for the year

Keon Lyn will miss the rest of the season after sustaining a lower-body injury. (USATSI)
Keon Lyn will miss the rest of the season after sustaining a lower-body injury. (USATSI)

The Syracuse secondary has been banged up this season, and matters became worse with the announcement that Keon Lyn's season is over.

Scott Shafer said Lyn has a "lower-body injury that is going to require some surgery" and the school confirmed that the rehabilitation process will keep him out for the rest of the 2013 season. The senior cornerback from Mirmar, Fla. has been a three-year starter, and at this point in the season it is likely that his career with the Orange is over.

Fellow cornerback Brandon Reddish was listed as a game-time decision to start against Clemson. The junior dressed for the game but did not play in the 49-14 loss. With Lyn gone, he may have to start opposite Ri'Shard Anderson. If not, Syracuse will likely move sophomore Julian Whigham, Lyn's backup on the depth chart, into the starting lineup.

Syracuse hits the road for the first time in ACC play, traveling to Raleigh, N.C. to face N.C. State . Not only is it a division game for the new ACC foes, but both teams are looking to bounce back from disappointing conference losses last week.

The Wolfpack could have starting quarterback Brandon Mitchell back from a foot injury, but the Orange secondary will be tested regardless of the quarterback thanks to Bryan Underwood and Rashard Smith; two All-ACC caliber receiving targets at wide receiver.  

CBS Sports Writer

Chip Patterson has spent his young career covering college sports from the Old North State. He's been writing and talking about football and basketball for CBS Sports since 2010. You may have heard him... Full Bio

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