Michigan State center injures knee, requires surgery

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Michigan State’s front court depth took a hit over the weekend.

Ben Carter, a UNLV transfer that the Spartans are counting on to be a low-post scoring presence, suffered a knee injury that will require surgery and sideline him indefinitely.

The injury occurred when he landed awkwardly trying to block a shot.

Carter tore his ACL in January, an injury that ended his final season with the Rebels.

“I feel awful for Ben,” head coach Tom Izzo said in a statement released by the program. “He had worked extremely hard on his rehab and to suffer another knee injury on a fluke play is incredibly cruel.”

With Carter out, senior Gavin Schilling, redshirt sophomore Kenny Goins and freshman Nick Ward will be asked to anchor the front line.