Two Michigan State basketball players produce positive COVID-19 tests
Two Michigan State Spartans basketball players have tested positive for COVID-19 and will be out a minimum of seventeen days following their quarantine period, per Big Ten protocols, the Spartans announced Wednesday.
Michigan State has not had to shut down its basketball program, however, because the positive tests have been restricted to two individuals, identified as the coach’s son, sophomore Steven Izzo, and freshman forward Mady Sissoko, according to head coach Tom Izzo.
The pair, who have played sparingly this season, will miss at least the team’s next three games while working through the conference’s COVID protocols.
The Spartans are scheduled to play at 5th ranked Thursday night, a game that remains on schedule to happen, according to Izzo. Their next scheduled game is Sunday, Jan. 17 at home against the Indiana Hoosiers.
Michigan State is 8-4 this season but just 2-4 in B1G play.