Gophers forward Eric Curry out for season with ACL, MCL and meniscus tear

The sophomore averaged 19.9 minutes per game last season.

Sophomore forward Eric Curry drives to the basket against Middle Tennessee State in the NCAA tournament on March 16.

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Sophomore forward Eric Curry drives to the basket against Middle Tennessee State in the NCAA tournament on March 16.

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Sophomore Eric Curry is out for the 2017-18 season after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament, medial collateral ligament and meniscus, head coach Richard Pitino announced Thursday.

“Injuries are an unfortunate part of the game, and we are certainly disheartened by the news,” Pitino said in a statement. “[Curry] had a tremendous summer, but I am positive he will continue to get better as he recovers.”

Curry played in all 34 games for the Gophers in his first season with the team. The forward averaged 5.2 rebounds per game and 5.5 points per game. He also averaged 19.9 minutes per game.