Michael Porter, Jr. Will Undergo Back Surgery, Likely Miss Entire Season at Missouri

By Jason Lisk
Nov 21, 2017, 2:27 PM EST

Last week, there was concern and intrigue over Michael Porter, Jr. when he played only two minutes in the season opener, and then missed the next two games. After last Monday’s game, Cuonzo Martin had called it day-to-day, and referred to it as a leg injury.

Today, the school announced that Porter, Jr. will undergo a microdiscectomy, which will likely mean that the two minutes he played in the opener will be it for his Missouri career, unless he follows through on those October claims–not believed at the time–that he is not necessarily one-and-done.

Huge blow to Missouri, who got a top recruiting class with Porter, Jr. bringing in several other players.