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MSU-bound Foster Loyer suffers meniscus tear in knee

David Goricki
The Detroit News
Out with a knee injury, Foster Loyer, right, sits on the bench in the second quarter against Hazel Park on Thursday night.

Clarkston guard Foster Loyer, who has signed to play at Michigan State, suffered a “slight meniscus tear” in his left knee on Tuesday and did not during Thursday night’s home game against Hazel Park.

Loyer, a candidate for the Michigan Mr. Basketball award, will be reexamined Monday. Loyer was injured during Clarkston’s 66-60 win at West Bloomfield.

Clarkston (19-1) has lost only once this season and is one of the favorites to win the Class A state championship. Clarkston is the defending champion.

The state tournament begins with district play next week. The game against Hazel Park is Clarkston’s regular-season finale.

“This was the first game I’ve had to sit out in my career, have to say it was the first game I got nervous for," Loyer said after Clarkston defeated Hazel Park, 48-38. "I’m struggling a little bit right now, but I get re-evaluated Monday and we’re hoping for the best and I hope to be back next week. I have a partial tear in my meniscus, but you can play on that.”

Clarkston lost another of its top players early this season when Thomas Kithier was ruled ineligible after transferring from Macomb Dakota. Kithier also has signed to play at Michigan State.