Bad news on the injury report continues to pour in at Michigan State.
On Thursday, Spartans head coach Tom Izzo told reporters after practice that guard Matt McQuaid recently suffered a right ankle sprain and is questionable for Saturday’s game against Indiana. Izzo, being the optimist, is hopeful McQuaid will be able to take the floor.
Michigan State has battled a slew of injuries this season. In December, the team lost star Joshua Langford and recently lost Nick Ward to a hand injury. Langford is out for the year and Ward could return at some point this season, but there is not a timetable.
Tom Izzo said after the team’s practice today G Matt McQuaid sprained his right ankle recently, but is “hopeful” the senior can play Saturday at Indiana.
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Michigan State is hoping to avenge a loss to Indiana on Feb. 2. The Hoosiers defeated the Spartans 79-75 in overtime in East Lansing to snap a seven-game losing streak.
McQuaid is averaging nine points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game this season. The senior has been a huge three-point threat for the Spartans all year long.
With three games remaining, Michigan State is tied with Purdue atop the B1G standings, with both teams sitting at 14-3 in conference play. The Spartans finish the year with games against Indiana, Nebraska and Michigan.