Michigan State senior guard Josh Langford will miss the rest of the 2019-2020 after having surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot. It was originally announced that he could return to the team in January, but that will not be the case and the Spartans will lose a key piece to their team for the second season in a row. He will have another year of eligibility however head coach Tom Izzo has already been on the record stating that Langford was likely to pursue his professional options after this season. As a junior he averaged 15 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 2.3 assists in 28.6 minutes per game.
Michigan State will still be considered a title contender as we get closer to March but this is no doubt a big blow to what was thought to be the Spartans year as they entered the preseason as the #1 ranked team in the country. Given his current injury and the fact that he was limited to just 13 games last season there is not a high likelihood that Langford will be taken in the draft, but he does have the talent to work his way up through the professional ranks if he can stay healthy.