Syracuse defensive end expected to miss three to four months after surgery

Syracuse defensive end Zach Morton (Detroit, Mich.) underwent surgery on his right knee Wednesday, Aug. 15. As a result, Morton is expected to be out three to four months.

 Morton injured his knee during the opening week of preseason camp. Yesterday’s surgery was performed by team physician Dr. Todd Battaglia.

A redshirt freshman, Morton joined the Orange last summer after a standout career at Michigan’s Cass Technical High School. Morton helped the Technicians to a 49-5 record, four regional championships, three city titles, and the 2016 MHSAA Division I state championship during his four prep seasons. As a senior, Morton was named to’s Defensive “Dream Team” and was ranked one of the top 50 defensive ends in his class by ESPN.


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