Temple's Michael Eric (knee) out for year

Updated: February 17, 2011, 10:05 PM ET
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PHILADELPHIA -- Temple forward Micheal Eric is out for the season with a fractured right patella.

Eric was injured at Tuesday's practice. The Owls (No. 25 ESPN/USA Today, No. 23 AP) made the announcement before Thursday's home game against Richmond.

"That's pretty devastating for a young guy," Temple coach Fran Dunphy said. "You don't worry about the team. The team has this resiliency about them. You worry about the kid."

Eric was second on the team in rebounding (5.9) and blocked shots (1.6) and averaged 7.1 points a game.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.