Michigan State women’s basketball coach Suzy Merchant is back.
The Spartans’ basketball coach returned to the sideline for Sunday’s home game against No. 3 Maryland. On Jan. 17, Michigan State announced Merchant would take a medical leave of absence. On Jan. 1, Merchant collapsed during the Illinois game and was reportedly taken to a hospital. She missed the next game but then returned on Jan. 7.
However, after the game at Rutgers, Merchant stayed in New Jersey so she could undergo more testing.
Michigan State coach Suzy Merchant returns to sidelines
Suzy Merchant is back today for the MSU women. pic.twitter.com/HqbysbNUz7
— Brian Calloway (@brian_calloway) February 12, 2017
— Maryland WBB (@umdwbb) February 12, 2017
The Spartans are 16-8 overall and 6-5 in the Big Ten this season going into Sunday’s game. Maryland is 24-1 (12-0), losing only to undefeated Connecticut.