Trevor Mbakwe of Minnesota Golden Gophers out for season with knee tear - ESPN
Big loss for the Gophers. Mbakwe was a warrior inside.
"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.”