Gophers tight end Duke Anyanwu will miss the season with a knee injury, Coach Jerry Kill said Monday.

Anyanwu injured his right knee while trying to catch a pass in Saturday's practice. He had surgery to repair a torn ACL in 2012, but that was his other knee. He also broke a forearm during spring practice in 2013 and was limited to one game last season.

"Duke’s loved by our team and our coaches; he’s just such a special kid," Kill said. "But he’ll always bounce back, and I know he’ll come back and he’ll compete his tail end off. But it’s too bad because he would have definitely played for us."

The Gophers just wrapped up their fourth practice. I'll have a full report in tonight's first editions.