Cal is likely to play the 2014-15 basketball season without sophomore center Kameron Rooks, who has undergone surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, the school confirmed.

Rooks, a 7-foot, 270-pounder, was on the mend from a late-season stress fracture in his left foot but was expected to be healthy and challenge for a starting job on new coach Cuonzo Martin's team.

"Kameron has worked hard this offseason to return from a previous foot injury and it is very unfortunate to have a setback like this," Martin said. "Kameron's surgery went well and now he can continue to work diligently through his rehabilitation program to gain strength back in his leg.

"It is difficult to predict when we can expect him back, but we know he will put in the effort and his coaches and teammates are here to support him every step of the way."

Martin said Rooks' knee surgery was successful.