MSU's Nick Ward suffers hairline fracture in hand, no timetable on return
Michigan State could be without Nick Ward during the final stretch of the regular season.
Ward suffered what was thought to be a dislocated finger in the first half of Michigan State’s Sunday matchup against Ohio State. After the game, MSU released a statement saying that Ward suffered a hairline fracture.
According to the release, Ward will be reevaluated and there is no timetable for his return. The Spartans hope to have him back before the end of the season.
Hairline fracture for Nick Ward. Left hand, his shooting hand. https://t.co/o2FaT0qby7
— Chris Solari (@chrissolari) February 17, 2019
Ward had nine points and collected six rebounds before leaving Sunday’s contest. The Spartans defeated the Buckeyes 62-44.
Ward has been a huge piece of Michigan State’s success this season, averaging 15.4 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. It was unclear how Ward suffered the injury, or how late in the first half it came.
Michigan State is tied with Michigan atop the B1G standings with a 12-3 record in conference play. The Spartans are 21-5 overall.