Thorne Jr. Undergoes Knee Surgery, Out Indefinitely


CHAMPAIGN -- The injuries keep on coming for the Illinois men's basketball team.

Senior center Mike Thorne Jr. underwent knee surgery Monday to remove a torn meniscus in his left knee. The school says he will be out indefinitely.

Thorne Jr. suffered the injury during the first half of an 84-73 loss to 4th ranked Iowa State Saturday.

The fifth year transfer from Charlotte has started every game this year, averaging 13.4 points per game, and a team leading 8.4 rebounds per game.

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