Quinndary Weatherspoon out for season with wrist injury

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Mississippi State will be without its leading scorer for the remainder of the 2016-17 season.

On Monday night, the university announced that sophomore guard Quinndary Weatherspoon will be undergo season-ending surgery to repair torn ligaments in his left wrist (his non-shooting wrist).

“I can’t even begin to tell you how bad I feel for Q,” Mississippi State head coach Ben Howland said in a statement issued by the school. “He’s worked so hard to get where he’s at, but he knows he has the support of everyone on this team, and I expect him to fully recover and be back with us full strength next year.”

In four games, the 6-foot-4 Weatherspoon was averaging 18.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.0 steals per game. The all-SEC Freshmen Team selection from a season ago was on the verge of a breakout season in his second year in Starkville.

He suffered the injury on Friday night in the second half of the Bulldogs’ 78-74 win over Boise State in the Charleston Classic. Weatherspoon played two days later against UTEP.

Weatherspoon will be eligible for a medical redshirt since he will appear in less than 30 percent of Mississippi State’s games this season.

Mississippi State returns to action on Friday against Lehigh.