The Gophers lost Mo Walker for the rest of the season when the freshman post player suffered a serious knee injury against South Dakota State last week.
According to the team, Walker tore his posterior cruciate ligament and meniscus and will undergo surgery in the coming weeks. Walker averaged 3.7 points, 2.8 rebounds and 9.6 minutes in 12 games this season.
“We feel extremely saddened for Mo Walker. He was doing everything we asked him to do this season and was playing extremely well for us, said Gophers head coach Tubby Smith in a statement released Tuesday. “We have some of the best medical people in the country at the University of Minnesota so they will make sure that the surgery and ensuing rehabilitation goes well. His positive attitude is going to be the key in his rehab. I know that he will be the biggest cheerleader we have the remainder of the season.”