Michigan State Spartans guard Travis Trice (20) sets the play against Penn State Nittany Lions during the first half at Jack Breslin Students Events Center. MSU won 77-57. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-US PRESSWIRE

Travis Trice gets hurt again, Dawson has surgery


Branden Dawson, who left Sunday’s game against Ohio State with a torn left ACL, had surgery Tuesday. The surgery was supposed to be a few weeks out, but there was no swelling so the doctors decided to go ahead and move it up.

That’s great news for Spartan fans as they look to next season.

“According to doctors, 80%-85% of the guys swell up. He was one of the few that didn’t. (The surgery) was very successful,” Tom Izzo said. “I saw the X-rays — not that I know any of the medical stuff, but I did get to see that. Everything was good. That was real positive.”

But the bad news for MSU might be that back-up point guard Travis Trice re-injured his ankle in practice Tuesday.

He was carried off the floor during practice by Draymond Green and a team trainer.

“I think and hope, because (Trice) is a big part of this with Dawson out, (that) he just tweaked it,” Izzo said.

Izzo said he thinks Trice will be OK for the team’s game Friday night in the B1G Tournament quarterfinals against the Illinois-Iowa winner.

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