Skip to main content

Gophers' Eric Curry suffers another knee injury

The junior forward has battled numerous injuries since 2017.
Eric Curry

The injury bug has bitten Gophers forward Eric Curry again. 

The 6-foot-9 junior suffered a right-knee injury in practice on Monday, a Gophers spokesperson confirmed to Bring Me The News. Curry is out indefinitely. 

Details of the injury are unclear, but the Star Tribune's Marcus Fuller reports that it is a significant setback. 

It's the fourth injury of note Curry has suffered since 2017. 

He missed the entire 2017-18 season after tearing the ACL, MCL and meniscus in his left knee during a summer game, then missed the first 12 games of the 2018-19 season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. 

Curry returned to play 15 games last season but missed the final seven games after tearing a ligament in his foot. 

The former 4-star recruit averaged 5.5 points and 5.2 rebounds in a reserve role last season. 

If Curry is out for a significant period of time, Minnesota's big man depth behind Daniel Oturu and Jarvis Omersa will be limited, and likely require more minutes from Michael Hurt and transfer Alihan Demar. It might even mean true freshmen Sam Freeman and Isaiah Ihnen could be forced into action. 

The Gophers face Southwest Minnesota State in an exhibition game Oct. 28 at Williams Arena, then begin the regular season Nov. 5 against Cleveland State.

Next Up


Nicollet Mall's new Ties Lounge & Rooftop closes 'indefinitely'

The establishment aimed to reconnect the downtown community.

Screen Shot 2022-12-01 at 9.15.44 AM

Chinese restaurant closing after 50 years in Columbia Heights

The beloved family-owned restaurant will close Dec. 24.

Screen Shot 2022-12-01 at 9.43.40 AM

Kris Laudien leaving KARE 11 after four years on 'Sunrise'

KARE 11 announced the appointment of Jason Hackett to the morning show this week.


MN's COVID update for the week ending Tuesday, Nov. 29

There are now more than 570 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Minnesota.


Twin Cities nurses to strike for 20 days starting Dec. 11

A strike in Duluth and Two Harbors doesn't have an end date set.


New owners to take over long-running Ely radio station

WELY will go off the air temporarily starting Thursday, pending the sale.

Screen Shot 2022-06-23 at 12.35.25 PM

Minneapolis man gets 10 years for death threats against Hennepin Co. employees

Peter Robert Berry, 60, was sentenced in U.S. District Court Wednesday.


Rural MN town to consider ordinance allowing lawsuits against abortion providers

Attorney General Keith Ellison said the ordinance would violate the state constitution.


Hope Breakfast Bar owners plan new location in Eagan

The Eagan restaurant plans feature an outdoor patio.

Screen Shot 2020-05-31 at 5.48.13 PM

Court approves $600K payment to protesters, restrictions on Minneapolis police

Each of the 12 protesters will receive $50,000 as a result.


Pitino's Gophers suffer huge blow with loss of Eric Curry

Curry is out for the season after injuring his knee this week.

Isaiah Ihnen

Gophers forward Isaiah Ihnen suffers season-ending knee injury

Ihnen was one of two players returning for next season.

Rodney Smith out for the season with knee injury

Devastating news for one of the best in Gophers history.

Bryce Williams

Gophers to rely on 2 freshmen running backs after Williams injury

Bryce Williams suffered a season-ending leg injury during Minnesota's 41-14 win over Northwestern on Saturday.

Screen Shot 2019-11-17 at 12.27.38 PM

Here is the updated 8-game Gopher football schedule

A huge battle against Michigan to open the season.

Gopher Basketball

Illinois bullies Gophers in return to Big Ten play

The Illini revealed a major flaw in Minnesota's 76-53 loss.