Foster Loyer’s season is over with the junior point guard undergoing season-ending surgery this week.

Loyer started at point guard for the Spartans in the season opener and scored 20 points in that game. Since that time, Loyer mostly served as the backup point guard off the bench, averaging 4.2 points and 2.3 assists while shooting 32.7% from three-point range.

Unfortunately, Loyer initially injured his shoulder in a Feb. 6 game. He tried to play through the discomfort for a while before playing just two minutes in a loss to Purdue before being forced to the bench.

Over the weekend, head coach Tom Izzo indicated Loyer’s latest MRI indicated he might need surgery, and that has proven to be the case. Reporters Chris Solari and Kyle Austin were among those to report that a spokesperson with MSU indicated Loyer had season-ending surgery this week.

Though the Spartans did go on a three-game winning streak before the loss to Maryland, losing Loyer is a big hit to Michigan State’s depth at a critical point of the season. Tuesday’s game against Indiana is a must-win to keep the Spartans’ NCAA Tournament hopes alive, and it will be the fifth game in 10 days for a tired squad.

Can Izzo and company keep their late-season rally alive? Tuesday’s tip-off is set for 8 pm EST on BTN.