Ex-Syracuse player Tyler Lydon injures knee; Denver Nuggets rookie out 4 months

Syracuse, N.Y. Tyler Lydon, a rookie with the Denver Nuggets, suffered a knee injury while playing with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA’s G-League and will be out four months, according to his agent.

Lydon, who entered the NBA draft last June after playing two years at Syracuse University, underwent surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee on Friday. His agent, Andy Shiffman of Priority Sports, confirmed that the surgery would sideline Lydon for four months.

Lydon sent out this message on his Twitter page:

Everything happens for a reason. God has a plan

— Tyler Lydon (@Tyler_Lydon14) January 25, 2018

Lydon, a 6-foot-9 forward, was the No. 24 overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft. He has played in just one game with the Denver Nuggets this season.

He has a two-year guaranteed contract. The Nuggets have options for a third and fourth year.

Syracuse forward Matthew Moyer hasn’t been able to practice since spraining his ankle on Wednesday.
Paschal Chukwu and Syracuse will face Pittsburgh again on Saturday.

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