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Woe is me. Jerome Dyson will be on the shelf for a while.

Jerome Dyson will likely be out for the rest of the season.

Jerome Dyson will be out indefinitely with a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee, according to an e-mail issued by the UConn athletic department and reported by several local news outlets.

An MRI today showed the tear, and Dyson will undergo surgery sometime in the next week.

"We are obviously all very disappointed for Jerome, who has been such a big part of why we are 23-1 and in first place in the Big East," said Jim Calhoun in a statement. "I know that he will work hard in the offseason and be back next year as a major contributor to our future success. As for our team going forward this season, it is another challenge we will have to face. We have very good players who I know will rise to the occasion and fill the void left by Jerome's absence."

The full e-mail after the jump.

Courtesy of UConn athletics: University of Connecticut junior men's basketball player Jerome Dyson will be out indefinitely with a torn lateral meniscus of his right knee, it was announced Thursday.

Dyson was injured at the 15:44 mark of the first half of Wednesday's contest against Syracuse and did not return to action.

He underwent an MRI Thursday afternoon at Windham Hospital in Willimantic and results showed the tear. He will undergo surgery within the next week.

"We are obviously all very disappointed for Jerome, who has been such a big part of why we are 23-1 and in first place in the Big East," said head coach Jim Calhoun. "I know that he will work hard in the offseason and be back next year as a major contributor to our future success. As for our team going forward this season, it is another challenge we will have to face. We have very good players who I know will rise to the occasion and fill the void left by Jerome's absence."

Dyson started all 24 games to date in 2008-09 and averaged 13.2 points per contest. He has reached double figures in 18 games and led the Huskies in scoring five times.