Michigan State junior guard Joshua Langford could be sidelined up to seven months following surgery for a stress reaction in his left foot.
Spartans head coach Tom Izzo said Michigan State is in the process of finding out whether Langford can be granted a fifth year of eligibility for his medical hardship as a “safety valve.”
“I just feel for the kid, man,” Izzo said Thursday. “He did an unbelievable job of handling it, including being the water boy for us. And yet, his humility was off the charts. But he was hurting. Especially when we lose a couple games.”
Langford had not played since Dec. 29, when he logged 12 minutes in a victory over Northern Illinois, when the Spartans announced last week he was out for the season.
Langford averaged 15.0 points per game with 3.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists for No. 9-ranked Michigan State. He was shooting 40.3 percent from 3-point range and was averaging 28.6 minutes per game.
–Field Level Media