Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Michigan State’s Malik Hall out 3 weeks with stress reaction
Michigan State senior forward Malik Hall will be sidelined for approximately three weeks with a stress reaction in his left foot, the school announced.
The senior forward felt discomfort after the Villanova game, and further examination revealed the extent of the injury. No surgery is required, and Hall is expected to make a full recovery.
Hall is averaging 12.0 points and 5.3 rebounds for the No. 12 Spartans (3-1), who were slated to face No. 18 Alabama Thursday night in the Knight Invitational in Portland, Ore.
“I feel bad for Malik as he was off to a strong start to his senior season,” said MSU head coach Tom Izzo. “If there’s a silver lining to be found, the medical staff is optimistic that the injury was discovered before it progressed into something more serious. While we absolutely won’t rush him back, the early diagnosis should hopefully result in a shorter absence.”
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.