Now that Joshua Langford officially has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a stress injury in his left foot, Michigan State basketball can begin to figure out how to cope without their co-captain. Luckily, they've had an eight-game head start on that, as the guard has been out since Dec. 29.
That does not mean it will be an easy task for coach Tom Izzo and the Spartans to replace the production of Langford, a 15-point per game scorer and pesky perimeter defender.
“Josh is big, key player on our team, and that was a big loss,” junior Nick Ward said after Sunday’s loss at Purdue. “But we’re gonna keep fighting. It does make it a lot tougher.”