Leach had started three games

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana center George Leach will be
sidelined indefinitely after injuring his left knee.

The 6-foot-11 senior was injured with about nine minutes left in
regulation in Saturday's overtime victory over Xavier. He said he
hurt his knee when he landed on a player's foot while trying to
block a shot.

Indiana (2-1) did not release any other information about the

"This is unfortunate for George personally, as well as for our
team," coach Mike Davis said in a statement. "We need George's
defensive presence in the low post. Hopefully, he can help us in
the Big Ten season."

Leach led the Big Ten last year with 79 blocks and is fifth on
the Hoosiers' career list (155). He started the first three games
this season, posting season-highs of 11 points and five blocks at
Vanderbilt. He was averaging eight points.