Injuries have been an ongoing issue for Michigan State’s men’s basketball team this season, but this one is the most bizarre of them all. MSU junior forward Branden Dawson will miss four-to-five weeks after breaking a bone in his right hand. Dawson said the injury was caused after slamming his hand on a table in frustration during a Thursday morning film session.
Senior big man Adreian Payne has missed four straight games with a foot injury, which means the Spartans could be without their two starting forwards when they host No. 21 Michigan on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET.
Dawson is averaging 10.2 points and 8.7 rebounds per game this season.
Watch Dawson discuss how the injury happened:
And here are some of Dawson’s top plays from this season: