Minnesota junior forward Eric Curry will undergo season-ending knee surgery next week, coach Richard Pitino announced Wednesday.

Curry was injured during a practice last week. It marks the second time in three seasons he has suffered a season-ending knee injury.

"We are obviously disappointed in Eric's recent setback," Pitino said in a statement. "He has worked so hard and stayed positive throughout this whole process. He is still a valuable member and leader on this team. I can't wait to get him back, better than ever next year."

According to the Star Tribune, the 6-foot-9 Curry tore the ACL in his right knee on Oct. 7 and will require reconstructive surgery.

Curry underwent a reconstruction on his left knee two years ago after tearing the ACL, MCL and meniscus during a summer pickup game. The injury caused him to miss the entire 2017-18 campaign.

Last season, Curry missed the first 12 games of the season after having arthroscopic surgery on the left knee in late October. He also missed the final seven games due to a torn ligament in his right foot.

Curry averaged 4.1 points and 3.1 rebounds in 15 games (five starts) last season.

In his lone other season on the court, Curry averaged 5.5 points and 5.2 rebounds in 34 games (one start) as a freshman in 2016-17.

The Golden Gophers open the season on Nov. 5 against Cleveland State.

--Field Level Media

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