The Michigan State front court has taken a hit. On Monday, the Spartans announced power forward Ben Carter, a graduate transfer from UNLV, will be out for the foreseeable future.
Carter injured his knee over the weekend and it will require surgery.
While there is no official time frame for his return, Michigan State expects the 6-foot-9 forward to miss “an extended period of time.”
The injury occurred during practice.
“I feel awful for Ben,” head coach Tom Izzo said. “He had worked extremely hard on his rehab and to suffer another knee injury on a fluke play is incredibly cruel.”
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Last season, Carter averaged 8.6 points and 6.0 rebounds per game before his season was ended prematurely with a knee injury. He had made the long road to recovery to be healthy in time for his final year of eligibility, but the unfortunate setback has occurred.
Let’s hope Carter can heal up and make it back onto the court before the end of the season.
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