On Tuesday, the Michigan State Spartans announced that senior guard Joshua Langford had surfaced an injury to his foot and was expected to miss significant time. Tom Izzo indicated that he would be out until at least January, when he would be reevaluated.
Michigan State announces that guard Joshua Langford has suffered a significant injury. He will be out until at least January. Expect by many to be a starter for the Spartans this season. MSU ranked No. 1 in the AP Preseason Poll.— Thomas Beindit (@tbeindit) October 22, 2019
Langford only played in 13 games last season for the Spartans due to injury, but contributed substantially to the team in the two years prior. He averaged 11.7 points and 1.5 assists per game in 35 contests during the 2017-’18 campaign. And his numbers were even higher last season before he was sidelined with injury.
The good news for Spartan fans is that the team has already proven it can produce without Langford on the floor. Michigan State won the Big Ten and made the Final Four last season with Langford injured. Fans will have to hope that the team can do that again, or at least hold serve until he (hopefully) returns in the winter.
Either way, it’s disappointing news for Spartan fans. Everyone certainly wishes him the best moving forward and for a quick recovery.