Maurice Creek's junior season is starting the same way his first two at Indiana ended - with injuries.
Creek had surgery Monday to repair a torn Achilles tendon in his left leg, the third serious setback he has had in three seasons. Coach Tom Crean said the injury occurred off of the basketball court and has not said how much time Creek could miss.
''This is a devastating blow for someone who has worked so hard to get himself in a position to help this program again,'' Crean said in a statement Monday.
Creek has averaged 11.5 points and shot 37.1 percent from 3-point range in 30 career games with the Hoosiers.
Creek came to Bloomington to chase his NBA dream and to help Indiana dig out from an NCAA scandal that occurred before Crean's arrival.
But his career has been derailed by one agonizing injury after another.
In December 2009, the high-scoring freshman broke his left kneecap on an uncontested layup. He missed the rest of the season.
When he returned last November, it was...