Syracuse defensive tackle Eric Crume underwent minor surgery on his left knee last week and expects to miss two or three weeks of summer workouts, the senior said in an interview Tuesday afternoon.

Crume said he had a small portion of his meniscus removed last week and arrived on Tuesday using crutches and wearing an ice pack on the knee.

"It was just aching me a little bit, and i figured I should get it checked out while it was early in the summer," Crume said. "Fortunately, I got it done early so I won't miss any significant time or part of the season."

Crume said he first felt discomfort in his knee toward the end of spring ball, and it continued into summer workouts. Those workouts include regular sprint sessions, as well as hill work with resistance bands and ladder drills.