Michigan State sophomore Marvin Clark might miss start of season

Tom Izzo talks with Marvin Clark during a game last season. (USATSI)

Michigan State Spartans sophomore forward Marvin Clark has a left foot injury, and the school has announced he’ll be out 6-8 weeks.

If the foot takes particularly long to heal, that means Clark will not be available for Tom Izzo’s team for the start of the season. MSU’s season begins Nov. 13, when the Spartans play host to Florida Atlantic in East Lansing. Michigan State will play Kansas, in Chicago, on Nov. 17 in the annual Champions Classic. Both teams are expected to be nationally ranked when that game is played.

In terms of Clark’s foot injury, the Detroit Free Press’ Joe Rexrode reports it’s a stress reaction, per Izzo. Deyonta Davis, a freshman, could get the starting nod in Clark’s absence.

Clark started seven games for Sparty last season. He was basically the definition of a role player last season; his impact for the year ahead is expected to be larger. He averaged 4.5 points and 2.2 boards per game for a Spartans team that reached the 2015 Final Four.


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