Michigan State Spartans guard Travis Trice will miss two games this week while recovering from the after-effects of a concussion, according to MLive's Diamond Leung. Trice took a shot to the face in the Spartans' season-opening 66-62 loss to the Connecticut Huskies on Nov. 9, causing the injury.
Since the incident, Trice has not been able to drive a vehicle or attend classes, among other things. However, he told Leung that he would resume classes on Monday, which is a step in the right direction.
Trice will wear a mask upon his return, which will likely be Nov. 25 against the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns. Trice has already missed the Spartans' games against the Kansas Jayhawks and Texas Southern Tigers, and will sit out contests against the Boise State Broncos and Oakland Golden Grizzlies.
The sophomore guard had been serving as the backup to starter Keith Appling prior to the injury, and will resume that job when he returns to action. As a freshman last season, Trice averaged 4.5 points and 1.8 assists while playing 17.2 minutes per game.
The Spartans' game against Boise State on Tuesday is slated for an 8 p.m. ET tipoff. Michigan State backup guard Travis Trice will be forced to sit out at least two more games while dealing with concussion symptoms.