Michael Porter Jr. injury update: Five-star Missouri freshman to have back surgery

Lynette Rowe
November 22, 2017

The five-star freshman saw a specialist Monday, with the ultimate verdict being surgery and what could wind up being a very short collegiate career given Porter's expected high National Basketball Association draft stock.

Porter has only played two minutes this season, and reportedly suffered the injury during warmups of the team's season opener.

According to ESPN.com, "Porter will have a microdiscectomy of his L3-L4 spinal disks".

The recovery time is three to four months. He scored two points and two rebounds.

The Porters have strong ties in Washington and at Missouri.

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Missouri has announced that freshman star Michael Porter Jr. will undergo surgery and likely miss the remainder of the 2017-18 season. How much the injury and missing his entire freshman season would hurt his stock remains to be seen. He played extremely well in the exhibition game against Kansas at the Sprint Center.

But Porter has such a unique skill set that it was going to be extremely hard to gameplan for this team. If you ask Porter you might not get the same answer.

The Tigers entered this season with huge expectations following his arrival, and now it appears that he will be sidelined for the rest of the year.

"I really appreciate the support of my family and the Mizzou Men's Basketball program as I begin this process", Porter stated via the statement released by the University.

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