MINNEAPOLIS -- University of Minnesota point guard Adam Boone is expected to miss at least three months, and possibly the entire season, after undergoing successful surgery Thursday to repair a torn right biceps tendon.
Boone, a fifth-year senior who led Minnesota last year in assists (123) and steals (31) in his first year with the team after transferring from North Carolina, was injured twice during preseason workouts.
"Right now our concern is for Adam's health and we hope he can make a full recovery," head coach Dan Monson said. "As a team and as a family, we'll help Adam get through this. It's definitely a setback for our team, but the guys we have here will continue to work hard and persevere."
Boone started 27 games last season, averaging 8.4 points and 4.1 assists per game as the Golden Gophers struggled to a 12-18 (3-13 Big 10) record. He was Minnesota's leading returning scorer.
"I'm obviously disappointed, but everyone has to deal with adversity in their life," Boone said in a release. "I have confidence in my teammates that they will move forward and I'll be with them and help them any way I can all season long."
It's a serious blow for the Gophers, who lost star forward Kris
Humphries to the NBA this offseason. Guard Moe Hargrow returned to
the university after leaving the team last year for Arkansas, but
he's not eligible this season.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.