Michigan State’s Tom Izzo on injured Miles Bridges: ‘If he’s healthy, he’ll go’
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo is encouraged by the progress Miles Bridges has made since injuring his ankle Sunday night.
Bridges led the second half of the Stony Brook game after rolling his ankle in the 93-71 win. Izzo said Sunday night that Bridges would be “day to day.”
On Monday, Izzo said the swelling has gone down and that he’s encouraged. But Izzo said the Spartans would hold back Bridges if he’s not healthy.
No. 4 Michigan State next plays DePaul in the Phil Knight Invitational in Portland, Oregon, at 11:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, Nov. 23. The game is on ESPN.
“Of course we X-rayed him because that’s what you do nowadays,” Izzo said Monday. “You X-ray hangnails and bloody noses. X-rays came back great. Absolutely no problem. Swelling did go down a lot, which is encouraging. We probably won’t know for another day, maybe even two, whether he can go. He’s tough enough that if he’s healthy, he’ll go. If he’s not healthy or there’s any chances [exacerbating the injury], of course we’re holding him back.”
The sophomore Bridges is averaging 19.7 points per game this season. He’s also averaging 7 rebounds, 2.7 blocks and 2 assists per game.