On Monday afternoon, Michigan State was named the by AP voters for the first time in the program's history. A day later, there's a damper on those expectations: Joshua Langford, a senior guard projected to be a staple piece of the Spartans' meeting preseason projections, is out indefinitely.
Spartans coach Tom Izzo announced Tuesday that Langford has a foot injury and won't be reevaluated until January.
BREAKING: Tom Izzo says G Josh Langford is out indefinitely with foot problems. Re-evaluated in January.— Chris Solari (@chrissolari) October 22, 2019
Langford played in only 13 games last season before an ankle injury in late December. Izzo said that specialists found a "hot spot" on the same left foot he had surgery on, which revealed a stress reaction.
Before the injury last season he was second on the team in scoring behind only Cassius Winston. Still, Michigan State was able to overcome the loss of Langford last season by making a run to the Final Four. With Langford sidelined, expect MSU to again look to Winston, the , to shoulder the load in his absence.