Miles Bridges, Michigan State basketball’s star sophomore, left Sunday’s game vs. Stony Brook in the second half with an ankle injury.
Driving in the lane, Bridges stepped on an opposing player’s foot while going up for a dunk and rolled his ankle. He was able to limp off the court under his own power and headed to the locker room. The injury happened with 8 1/2 minutes remaining and Michigan State leading by 16 points and Bridges missed the remainder of the game.
Tom Izzo gave some positive news after the game, saying it was not a high ankle sprain and Bridges will be “day-to-day.”
“It’s a sprain. Thank god it’s not a high ankle sprain,” Izzo said. “It’s just a sprain where he rolled it. He’ll be day-to-day.”
Here’s a look at the scary moment for Bridges and Michigan State fans:
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Before leaving the game with the injury, Bridges had 20 points on 6-of-13 shooting and 6 rebounds. The preseason Big Ten Player of the Year, Bridges entered Sunday’s game averaging 19.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game through Michigan State’s first 2 games. The 6-foot-7 forward had 19 points and hit 5 3-pointers last Tuesday in the No. 2 Spartans’ loss to No. 1 Duke.