SPRINGFIELD — Missouri State men’s basketball head coach Paul Lusk announced Tuesday (Jan. 14) that sophomore guard Marcus Marshall (St. Paul, Minn.) may miss significant time due to a knee injury sustained late in Saturday’s game against Wichita State.
Marshall will undergo surgery Wednesday to repair a meniscus tear in his right knee, and a timeline for his return is uncertain at this time.
“We’ll know more about his prognosis after the surgery,” Lusk said. “It’s unfortunate because he was just starting to get into a rhythm after his earlier injury, and it has been a very fragmented season for him. Obviously Marcus is a big part of our program and our future, and it’s unfortunate when these things happen. But we will push forward as a team, and continue preparing for the two big road games we have ahead of us this week.”
A left knee sprain earlier this season caused Marshall to miss four games from Nov. 26 to Dec. 4. Last year’s MVC Freshman of the Year has played in just 12 games this season and is averaging 14.3 points and 2.7 rebounds.
The Bears (12-4, 2-2 MVC) will travel to Missouri Valley Conference co-leader Indiana State (13-3, 4-0) for a 6 p.m. (Central) game on Wednesday in Terre Haute, Ind., before visiting Northern Iowa on Saturday at Noon.