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Mississippi State loses leading scorer for the rest of the season

Mississippi State University

STARKVILLE, Miss-Mississippi State’s leading scorer Quinndary Weatherspoon will miss the rest of the season after injuring his left wrist.

The school announced on Monday that Weatherspoon would have surgery to repair a possible torn ligament in his wrist, which was injured late in the team’s victory over Boise State on Friday. Weatherspoon scored a career-high 25 points in the game.

The 6-foot-4 sophomore was expected to be one of Mississippi State’s best players this season after a stellar freshman season where he averaged 12 points per game.

In four games this year, he was averaging a team-high 18.8 points per game.

Mississippi State coach Ben Howland said in a statement that he expects Weatherspoon to “fully recover and be back with us full strength next year.”