Tom Izzo Says There’s No Timetable on Miles Bridges’ Return
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo says there’s no timetable on the return of stud freshman Miles Bridges, who injured his left ankle on Dec. 1.
“No, he’s kind of day-to-day, week-to-week,” Izzo said Monday on the Big Ten conference call. “We’re not going to do anything early, and I think they’re going to evaluate this week. He’s had the boot on but he’s starting to take it off to get little workouts in. Really the timetable has not been determined. This week will be an interesting week to see once finals are over then how they evaluate him. I see nothing in the real, real future yet I don’t see him being held out forever, either.”
Michigan State hosts Northwestern on Sunday and then Oakland on Dec. 21. Bridges could return by that second game.
The 6-foot-7 Bridges is averaging 16.6 points, 8.8 boards and 32.5 minutes in eight games. He also has 12 blocks and 16 assists. He is projected as the No. 14 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft by DraftExpress.com.
The Spartans remain without forwards Ben Carter and Gavin Schilling.
“Gavin it will be in January when they make that decision and for the most part, Ben we’ve pretty much said is probably done for the year,” Izzo said. “But it hasn’t been set in stone yet. He’s going to be out probably for the year, but both those decisions will probably be made by the middle of January.”
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