MSU G Byrd likely needs foot surgery

Michigan State freshman forward Russell Byrd might not play this

season.

The school expects Byrd to have surgery this week to repair a

stress fracture in his left foot. He averaged 19.1 points and 8.3

rebounds for Blackhawk Christian in Fort Wayne, Ind., last

season.

The 6-foot-7 Byrd could end up redshirting this year.

Junior guard Korie Lucious had surgery on his left knee last

week and is expected to be out for about a month.

Michigan State starts practicing next week and opens the season

Nov. 12 at home against Eastern Michigan. The Spartans have

appeared in a nation-high six Final Fours over the last 12

years.