Top-ranked Missouri basketball player, Michael Porter Jr., is scheduled to undergo back surgery Tuesday in Dallas, according to team officials. The 6–foot-10 freshman has an expected three to four month recovery period and will likely miss the remainder of the season.
In a statement, Porter said: "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."