Malik Hall simply cannot catch a break this season.

One of Michigan State’s key contributors, Hall returned to the court at the end of December following an extended absence due to a stress reaction in his foot. He slowly worked his way back into form, delivering 15 points and a key performance in the rivalry win over Michigan. Unfortunately, Hall injured his ankle in that game near the end of the first half.

Hall was able to finish out the win over Michigan in the second half and played 27 minutes in a road upset of Wisconsin. Hall also played 18 minutes in a road loss to Illinois but left that game after reinjuring his ankle in the second half.

Heading into Monday’s key game against No. 3 Purdue, head coach Tom Izzo confirmed Hall will miss that contest and could be out “a long while” moving forward.

“It looks like he’s going to be out a while, maybe a long while.” Izzo also added some of the tests “didn’t look great,” per Matt Charboneau with The Detroit News.

Michigan State is 4-2 in B1G play so far and is just off Purdue’s pace in the early portion of the league slate. Hall has averaged 9.9 points per game when on the court, so his absence leaves a void for the Spartans to account for.