Mel Tucker and Michigan State will be without one key defender for the rest of the season, the head coach of the Spartans announced Monday afternoon.

According to Tucker, linebacker Darius Snow will miss the remainder of the year after sustaining an injury against Western Michigan. Snow appeared in all 13 games of the 2021 season, including 9 starts to finish the year.

Snow had 2 tackles against the Broncos before going down with his injury.

Fortunately, the news on Xavier Henderson is promising. The key safety is “sore” per Tucker and did not provide an update on the injury timetable for Henderson.

At least when it comes to Henderson, it does not sound like the injury is a season-ending one. Hopefully, he’s able to return to action quickly, but Snow’s absence will certainly be missed.