BOWLING GREEN, Ohio -- Temple center Micheal Eric reinjured his right kneecap and did not make the trip for Sunday's game against Bowling Green.

The 6-foot-11 graduate student, with senior eligibility, suffered the knee injury during Friday's practice. He will have the kneecap examined this week. His status Saturday's home-opener at the Liacouras Center against Central Michigan is unknown

Eric is averaging 10.5 points and 11.3 rebounds. Redshirt freshman Anthony Lee will start in his place Sunday.

Eric, originally, fractured his kneecap on Feb. 15 and missed the final 10 games of the 2010-2011 season.