University of Minnesota head men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino announced Thursday that sophomore forward Eric Curry suffered a left knee injury, and will miss the upcoming season.
The injury, which was a tear to his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), medial collateral ligament (MCL) and meniscus, was suffered earlier in the day during a pickup game.
“Injuries are an unfortunate part of the game, and we are certainly disheartened by the news,” Pitino said. “Eric had a tremendous summer, but I am positive he will continue to get better as he recovers from this setback.”
Curry has played one season thus far with the Gophers, appearing in all 34 games last year in a reserve role. The Memphis, Tenn., native ranked third in rebounding (177/5.2 rpg) and blocks (24/0.7 bpg) while averaging 5.5 points in 19.9 minutes per game.