Mar 5, 2014, 3:21 PM EDT
Oto Osenieks career at Minnesota is over.
The school sent out a release on Wednesday afternoon announcing that, due to a series of knee injuries, Osenieks’ will not play for the Gophers next season. He has an issue with the cartilage in his left knee due to surgeries that he’s had on the knee.
“Unfortunately, this injury will limit his ability to continue playing beyond this season,” head coach Richard Pitino said.
Osenieks is a redshirt junior, meaning that while he has a year of eligibility remaining, this is his fourth season of college basketball. He’s missed the past two games as a result of the injury. Osenieks, who is from Latvia, averaged 5.6 points in 19.1 minutes this season.
Osenieks will remain with the team for now, according to the release, as he will be looking to pursue a career in coaching.
- CBT’s Recruiting Roundup: Boston College, Illinois, LSU have big visitors 0
- Kentucky’s John Calipari offers his thoughts on USA Basketball critiques 0
- Coach K responds to USA Basketball criticism during press conference 1
- A key piece for Providence is cleared for full-contact practice 0
- Jim Boeheim calls Yahoo’s Coach K story ‘completely off-base’ 8
- Jalen Rose believes Chris Webber should apologize for what happened at Michigan 5
- Thoughts on Antonio Blakeney, shoe companies and decommitments 1
- Jim Boeheim calls Yahoo’s Coach K story ‘completely off-base’ (8)
- Big Blue Nation already camping out for Big Blue Madness? (PHOTO) (5)
- Jalen Rose believes Chris Webber should apologize for what happened at Michigan (5)
- USA Basketball, Mike Krzyzewski and thoughts on today’s ‘takedown’ (4)
- Bo Ryan hits golf balls into Wisconsin’s Camp Randall Stadium (PHOTO) (4)