Friday, February 22, 2013
Gary Harris shoulder a concern?
By Nic Reiner
Michigan State's Gary Harris, one of the best young players in the Big Ten this year, had a bit of a scare in Tuesday night's loss to Indiana when his shoulder popped out of its socket. Fortunately, the shoulder went back in on its own and Harris never left the Indiana game but one has to think Tom Izzo is worried about his key freshman guard as the Spartans enter the ever-rigorous tail end of Big Ten play
The guard hasn't missed significant time in Big Ten games but was forced to sit out two non-conference games in late November. Harris is averaging 13.2 points per game on 47.4 percent field goal shooting, including 43.2 percent from long range. His first season has been a huge reason why Michigan State has catapulted to national title talk and Izzo is certainly trying to balance giving Harris his regular share of minutes with preventing him from exacerbating the injury. Undoubtedly, the Spartans need Harris healthy and playing at a high level in order to retain any chances of a national title.