Starting Michigan State guard reportedly tests positive for COVID-19
Michigan State starting guard Joshua Langford has tested positive for COVID-19. Chris Solari of the Detroit Free Press reported the news this week.
Solari reports that Langford tested positive for the virus following Wednesday’s practice. He is the third member of the Michigan State who has produced a positive test this week.
The Spartans were forced to cancel Thursday’s game against No. 8 Iowa and Sunday’s contest against Indiana because of COVID-19 concerns. Michigan State is not scheduled to be back in action until Saturday, Jan. 23 when it hosts No. 14 Illinois, but it’s unclear if the Spartans will be able to play that game.
Langford has been a solid starter in his fifth season in East Lansing. This year, he’s averaging 8.9 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game while playing over 24 minutes per contest. Langford is also shooting over 39% from the floor and nearly 37% from 3-point range.
Michigan State is 8-4 on the season and 2-4 in B1G play. In their last game against Purdue on Jan. 8, the Spartans blew a 17-point lead in the second half to fall 55-54 to the Boilermakers.