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Auburn hoops forward Ty Armstrong suffers knee injury

The hits keep coming for the snake-bitten Auburn men's basketball team

Sophomore forward Ty Armstrong suffered a serious knee injury, the team confirmed in a press release Tuesday. The Tigers did not divulge the nature of the injury, but Armstrong tweeted that it was a torn ACL.

"Just got back from the trainer, got a MRI in California, Torn ACL, everything happens for a reason, faith in GOD," he wrote.

The 6-foot-8, 225-pound sophomore from Melbourne, Fla., averaged 2.0 points, 1.6 rebounds and 6.6 minutes in 30 games last season. Although he didn't start any games, he was expected to be a major part of Auburn's plans in Tony Barbee's first season.

Armstrong is the second Auburn player to suffer what will likely be a season-ending knee injury this summer. Junior guard Frankie Sullivan, the Tigers' only returning starter, tore his ACL last month.

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