RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State's Abdul-Malik Abu has suffered a sprained knee ligament.

The team announced the senior forward's injury on its official Twitter account Thursday. Abu won't need surgery for the injury described as a Grade 2 sprain of a medial collateral ligament in one of his knees.

It's unclear whether this will affect Abu's status for the Nov. 10 season opener against VMI.

Abu started 31 games last season, averaging 11.8 points and a team-best 7.0 rebounds.

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