Minnesota loses Trevor Mbakwe for season with ACL tear

  • 11/28/2011 3:25 pm in

StarTribune.com: Mbakwe out for season with torn ACL

University of Minnesota Medical Director Dr. Brad Nelson confirmed that Trevor Mbakwe suffered an ACL tear and added that surgery to repair the injury will take place in several weeks.

In a news release, coach Tubby Smith said: “He had a knee surgery before (at Marquette) and for it to happen a second time, you hurt for him, but you know he’s a guy that has the willpower and has been through it before and can recover again. We are certainly going to miss him. He’s having a great year.

“He’s our leader. He’s been a big emotional leader for us. Our players look up to Trevor, not just because of his talent, but because of his work ethic, and the type of person he’s been.”

Mbakwe injured his knee during Sunday night’s championship game of the Old Spice Classic in Orlando.

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