Missouri freshman Michael Porter Jr. insisted before the season that he was not necessarily a one-and-done player who would leave next year for the riches of the NBA.
The standout forward will have plenty of downtime to consider his future after the school announced Tuesday that he would miss the rest of the season after lower back surgery. The procedure, called a microdiscectomy, was scheduled in Dallas, and the expected recovery time is three to four months.
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Celtics guard Marcus Smart will undergo surgery on his thumb today, but there’s hope he can return sometime in the playoffs, league source tells ESPN.
Surgery will be to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN