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Michigan State's Tom Izzo says Spartans hope to bounce back from early injuries

Michigan State's Tom Izzo says Spartans hope to bounce back from early injuries

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said Monday that forward Branden Dawson will “probably play” in Tuesday’s Big Ten opener despite sustaining a nondisplaced fracture of the left wrist Dec. 17 against Eastern Michigan. “I just don’t know to what level because of the injury,” Izzo said in an interview with The Baltimore Sun. Dawson sat out the last two games, including a shocking 71-64 overtime loss to Texas Southern at the Breslin Center on Dec. 20. The 6-foot-6, 225-pound senior is the leading rebounder (8.5) in the Big Ten this season. Izzo knew that his team wouldn’t be as deep or talented as it has been after losing three starters -- All-Big Ten...

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