Mike Thorne (Illinois) suffers meniscus tear, possibly out for season


Illinois forward Mike Thorne, a senior transfer from Charlotte, suffered a knee injury this weekend against Iowa State. It now turns out that injury was a torn meniscus, with Thorne now possibly being lost for the rest of the 2015-16 season. The senior has been a key player for the Illini so far this season, averaging 13.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game, and will be a huge loss for the Illini.