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Michigan State not planning to redshirt Matt Costello

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo is not planning to redshirt Matt Costello despite a tailbone injury.


Michigan State freshman forward Matt Costello has been limited this season by a bruised tailbone, but Spartans head coach Tom Izzo said he isn't currently planning to redshirt Costello.

Costello has played limited minutes this season and because he is yet to play in 30 percent of the season, he is still eligible to redshirt, but Izzo said that is currently not in the plans. Instead, the 6'9 freshman will likely attempt to work his way into the rotation as he recovers from the injury. Costello injured his tailbone during practice in late October and was forced to miss the first two regular season games.

If he is able to recover and find a role with the Spartans, Costello could be a major contributor this season. Izzo said he thinks Costello will be able to guard a number of positions and occupy bodies. Costello has played in six games this season and is averaging 1.8 points and 1.2 rebounds per game.