View Full Version : Mbakwe out for season with torn ACL

11-28-2011, 08:53 PM
From ESPN.com (http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/7291427/trevor-mbakwe-minnesota-golden-gophers-season-knee-tear)

Minnesota forward Trevor Mbakwe, last season's rebounding leader in the Big Ten, will miss the rest of the 2011-12 season with a torn ACL, the school confirmed Monday.

Mbakwe suffered the injury in the second half of Minnesota's 86-70 loss to Dayton in the Old Spice Classic title game in Orlando on Sunday. The senior forward landed awkwardly on a routine defensive play and fell to the floor while grabbing his right knee.

He was emotional on the bench, where he sat briefly with his teammates before going back to the locker room on crutches.

Through the school's statement, Mbakwe thanked well-wishers for their support. He was averaging 14.0 points, 9.1 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game prior to the injury. Surgery will be scheduled in the coming weeks.

11-28-2011, 10:50 PM

That's such a huge loss.