MSU coach Tom Izzo has ‘no idea’ when Keith Appling will return
Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo said he has “no idea” when guard Keith Appling will return to the team.
Appling hurt his wrist Dec. 4 against North Carolina but did not miss a game until last night. The Spartans routed Penn State 82-67 without him, and the team welcomed back forward Adreian Payne after a foot injury that forced him to miss seven games.
“I have no idea,” Izzo said, via to MLive.com. “This has been the most frustrating. It’s beyond disgusting. I have no timeframe. I know he won’t practice tomorrow. Whether he does on Saturday or plays Sunday or whether we’re going (to Wisconsin) without him, I wish I could tell you. If I knew, I’d tell you.”
The ninth-ranked Spartans (20-3, 9-1 Big 10) play Wisconsin (18-5, 5-5) on Sunday.
“We need Keith,” Izzo said. “Keith is still our best defender, he’s still our best athlete, and he’s having a monster year considering what he’s played with for the last month and a half.”