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Old Nov 21, 2017, 11:51 AM   #1
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Michael Porter Jr. to have back surgery, likely out for rest of season
http://www.espn.com/mens-college-bas...mainder-season

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Old Nov 21, 2017, 11:53 AM   #2
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*if Michael Porter comes back soon, it wouldn't surprise me if Missouri still got to the dance
Rumors are that he's out for the season with back issues.

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Old Nov 21, 2017, 11:54 AM   #3
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According to one guys source. Porter is out for the season.
Yeah just saw this.

Totally don't know if I should feel sorry or what based on the aura surrounding that whole program.
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Old Nov 21, 2017, 11:55 AM   #4
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According to one guys source. Porter is out for the season.
I wouldn't play in college again if I were him. I doubt he could help his draft stock much by playing a year, and if he re-injures his back in college, it's a complete bust. He looks like a man among boys already, and should be a lottery pick if he can practice prior to the draft.

Missouri just got a ton weaker. That kid was unreal.
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Old Nov 21, 2017, 11:57 AM   #5
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Yeah just saw this.

Totally don't know if I should feel sorry or what based on the aura surrounding that whole program.
Ummm, why would you feel sorry for that program?

I don't wish injury on anyone, so it is unfortunate for Porter, but the program? Fuh get about it

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Old Nov 21, 2017, 12:07 PM   #6
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I wouldn't play in college again if I were him. I doubt he could help his draft stock much by playing a year, and if he re-injures his back in college, it's a complete bust. He looks like a man among boys already, and should be a lottery pick if he can practice prior to the draft.

Missouri just got a ton weaker. That kid was unreal.

This. Almost no chance he ever plays a game of college ball.
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Old Nov 21, 2017, 01:09 PM   #7
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Ummm, why would you feel sorry for that program?

I don't wish injury on anyone, so it is unfortunate for Porter, but the program? Fuh get about it
Yeah I meant as in for the kid.

Couldn't care less about the program lol
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Old Nov 21, 2017, 01:14 PM   #8
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I wouldn't play in college again if I were him. I doubt he could help his draft stock much by playing a year, and if he re-injures his back in college, it's a complete bust. He looks like a man among boys already, and should be a lottery pick if he can practice prior to the draft.

Missouri just got a ton weaker. That kid was unreal.
It's a double-edged sword. If he comes back, he'll risk injury, if he doesn't, it means that the injury is quite serious and will definitely affect his draft stock. Independent of the rivalry, it is a tough situation for the kid, but there is only so much a body can take.
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Old Nov 21, 2017, 01:36 PM   #9
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Someone on here just yesterday was saying they bet its more serious than they are letting on because they've been so hush hush. 10 internet points to you for that call.

Feel bad for the kid. Missouri can suck it.
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Old Nov 21, 2017, 01:37 PM   #10
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Now CM can show just how great of a coach he is..............oh wait......nevermind
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Old Nov 21, 2017, 01:38 PM   #11
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Michael Porter Jr

Stl today just released an article that Porter will be undergoing back surgery. L3-L4 microdiscectomy in Dallas today. Sucks for him.
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Old Nov 21, 2017, 01:41 PM   #12
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Pretty crappy for Mizzou. He should get a redshirt though and still have 4 years after this. But it's never good when the #1 or #2 player goes down.

That said.... it should be a good braggin' rights game now.
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Old Nov 21, 2017, 01:42 PM   #13
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Pretty crappy for Mizzou. He should get a redshirt though and still have 4 years after this.
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Old Nov 21, 2017, 01:42 PM   #14
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He will enter the draft. Highly doubt he plays another game in a Missouri uniform.
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Old Nov 21, 2017, 01:43 PM   #15
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Bask in the glorious, warm and fuzzy feelings of schadenfreude.
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Old Nov 21, 2017, 01:47 PM   #16
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...121-story.html

Tribune article.

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Old Nov 21, 2017, 01:49 PM   #17
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And that, my friends is why you never hire a coach or assistant just for ONE player. I'm talking to you Robert Smith fans (after Bruce) and Cuonzo fans (after Groce)
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Old Nov 21, 2017, 01:54 PM   #18
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Bask in the glorious, warm and fuzzy feelings of schadenfreude.
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Totally sucks for Porter though (and, for the record, I wish him no ill will). As to Cuonzo & Miznoz basketball: lulz!
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Old Nov 21, 2017, 01:56 PM   #19
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Being from Seattle I watched this up close from the UW Huskies side of things. Porter leaving was considered a disaster. Now looks like maybe UW (Washington) dodged a bullet.
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Old Nov 21, 2017, 01:57 PM   #20
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Totally sucks for Porter though (and, for the record, I wish him no ill will). As to Cuonzo & Miznoz basketball: lulz!
He will still be a first round pick. Seems like a good kid, though.
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Old Nov 21, 2017, 01:57 PM   #21
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He's still got a shot at being the #1 pick, but even if not, it's tough to see him falling far. Better for him to do this now and have as much recovery time as possible before summer. Sucks to be Mizzou (as usual).
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Old Nov 21, 2017, 02:01 PM   #22
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That’s terrible. As someone with back issues, wouldn’t wish them on anyone.

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Old Nov 21, 2017, 02:06 PM   #23
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Never good to see a player get injured, and I sure hope his professional career is not derailed in the slightest by this.

That said...couldn't happened to a more deserving school
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Old Nov 21, 2017, 02:07 PM   #24
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Looks like he won't ever play a game for Mizzou. I hope he makes a full recovery but would love for this to result is a huge loss of momentum for them
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Old Nov 21, 2017, 02:10 PM   #25
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Shame this kid will never play in college (other than those two mins). I hate the one-and-done rule, but it is fun to see these incredible talents in our game. He would have been the most talented player to play in the Braggin' Rights game since.....? Deron?

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