Michael Porter Jr. will have season ending back surgery on Tuesday Nov 21 in Dallas, TX and will miss the remainder of the season.
The procedure, a microdiscectomy of the L3 and L4 spinal discs, has a projected recovery time of three-four months
Statement from head coach Cuonzo Martin: “Our top priority as a program is the well-being of our student-athletes, so Michael beginning this process to be 100 percent healthy is important to all of us. Our focus has been on Michael’s well-being, just like every other player in our locker room. We will continue to work every day to build Mizzou Basketball into a program to be proud of. We’re preparing now for a trip that is a tremendous opportunity. I’m excited to get after it in Orlando.”
Statement from Michael Porter, Jr.: “I really appreciate the support of my family and the Mizzou Men’s Basketball program as I begin this process. I’m thankful for all the kind words and messages I’ve received from fans. Those mean a lot to me. I cannot wait to be completely healthy and playing the game I love, once again.”