EAST LANSING — Michigan State may be without two starters for Saturday’s top-25 matchup against Michigan, as the school announced earlier today in a press conference that junior forward Branden Dawson will be sidelined for four to five weeks with a broken right hand.
Dawson will have surgery later on this evening, and said that he slammed his hand during a film session this morning. If everything goes as planned, Dawson could return for the Spartans’ meeting with the Wolverines in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Feb. 23.
Along with the 6-foot-6 Dawson, the Spartans may be without senior big man Adreian Payne on Saturday as he has missed the last four games with a foot sprain.
Dawson is averaging 10.2 points per game and 8.7 rebounds per game on the season.
Here are his comments: