IU Loses Hoops Standout Creek A Third Time To Injury

By Dean Pantazi

October 10, 2011 Updated Oct 10, 2011 at 11:26 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Indiana University men’s basketball coach Tom Crean has announced that junior guard Maurice Creek underwent surgery Monday to repair a torn Achilles tendon.

Creek suffered the injury away from the basketball court in his left leg. His status for the upcoming season has not been determined.

It is the third serious injury Creek has suffered in the past 22 months.

Creek had surgery to repair a broken left patella in late December of 2009 and last year he was shut down after a stress fracture in his right patella ended his season in January. This latest injury had no impact on either of his previous injuries to his knees.

In 30 total games for the Hoosiers, he is averaging 11.5 points and and is shooting 37.1 percent from three-point range. He averaged 16.4 points as a freshman and 8.3 points last year. His career-high came when he knocked down 31 points against Kentucky as a freshman.

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