MSU’s Goins out at least two weeks with knee injury

Matt Charboneau
The Detroit News
MSU trainers help forward Kenny Goins off the court after he injured his knee in the first half against Indiana on Sunday.

East Lansing — Michigan State forward Kenny Goins will likely miss at least two weeks, but his long-term status is still unknown, coach Tom Izzo said Monday.

The redshirt freshman injured his left knee in Sunday’s win over Indiana in the first half and was on crutches after the game. Izzo was on the Dan Dakich Show on 1070 AM in Indianapolis and talked about the injury.

“We kind of lost Kenny Goins now for at least a couple weeks,” Izzo said. “We’re not sure exactly, but it looks like a sprained MCL with maybe a little tear.”

Goins, a former walk-on, had become a mainstay and had played double-digit minutes in five of the six previous games before Sunday. Sophomore Marvin Clark played 22 minutes after Goins left the game against the Hoosiers.

No. 8 Michigan State (21-5, 8-5 Big Ten) hosts Wisconsin at 9 p.m. Thursday before closing the regular season with two games versus Ohio State, a home game against Penn State and a trip to Rutgers.