Michigan State’s Eron Harris will miss the rest of the season.
The team announced on Sunday that the guard needs season-ending knee surgery. Harris injured his right knee during Saturday’s loss to Purdue.
“We all feel absolutely awful for Eron,” Spartans coach Tom Izzo said in a news release from the school. “As I said (Saturday) night, I couldn’t ask for more than what Eron has given me and this program. Over the last month he’s grown even more as a leader and been an example to his younger teammates.
“And maybe I didn’t even fully grasp it until I walked on the court and saw the admiration his teammates had for him and the tears in their eyes. There’s no faking the respect they have for Eron as a man, as a player, and most importantly, a teammate.”
Harris sustained the injury in the second half of Saturday’s game. He returned home with the team. Saturday night, Harris underwent an MRI.
He averaged 10.7 points and led the team with 49 3-pointers. Harris started his college career at West Virginia, transferring to Michigan State after two seasons.
The Spartans are 16-11 overall and 8-6 in the Big Ten.
Michigan State’s Eron Harris out for rest of season
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