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.