Michigan State's Bridges out 2-plus weeks with ankle injury

Duke's Frank Jackson (15) defends against Michigan State's Miles Bridges (22) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State freshman Miles Bridges is expected to be out at least a couple of weeks with a sprained left ankle.

Spartans coach Tom Izzo made the announcement Thursday night after practice.

Bridges is leading the team with 16.6 points, 8.8 rebounds and 32.5 minutes per game.

Michigan State (4-4) hosts Oral Roberts (1-6) on Saturday.

The Spartans were depleted by departures and injuries entering the season, leading to them leaning on Bridges and other freshmen in their highly touted recruiting class. The 6-foot-7 Bridges showed he was capable of being a go-to player, scoring 21 points or more in four games.

Michigan State has lost to four ranked teams: No. 1 Kentucky, No. 5 Duke, No. 9 Baylor and No. 16 Arizona.

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