Denzel Valentine out 2-3 weeks after surgery

Posted at 12:37 PM, Dec 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-21 12:40:54-05

Michigan State Spartans men's basketball coach Tom Izzo announced on Monday guard Denzel Valentine will be out 2-3 weeks after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery.

According to Izzo, Valentine suffered the injury while attempting a layup Sunday night during practice.

The injury is a blow to the undefeated No. 1 Spartans who take on Oakland University on Tuesday at The Palace. They also open up Big Ten play on Dec. 29 with a game against Iowa, followed by games against Minnesota, Illinois and Penn State in the new year.

Valentine has a 45.6 field-goal percentage and a 40 percent three-point shooting percentage. He averages 18.5 points a game while averaging 30.6 minutes.