Michigan State's Joshua Langford out for the season

Posted at 6:50 PM, Jan 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-30 18:50:11-05

WXYZ — Michigan State is cruising in Big Ten action, but won't get a boost back to their lineup from one of their top scorers.

Joshua Langford is done for the season.

“Josh has a stress injury that we caught fairly early and we had hoped that, with treatment and rest, he would recover. He has not, and will likely need surgery to prevent problems in the future," Tom Izzo said in a statement.

Langford hasn't played since December 29, and has missed the last eight games.

“We hate this for Josh and our team, as he was one of our leading scorers, one of our top 3-point shooters and one of our two best defensive guards. But our commitment to Josh and his long term health is paramount," Izzo continued.

The Spartans guard is a team co-captain.

"Josh has seen the best specialist in the country on this issue and we are putting together a plan for his complete recovery for the 2019-20 season," Izzo said.