STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi State says last year’s leading scorer Craig Sword is likely out at least a month because of a back injury that will require surgery.
The school confirmed Sword’s injury in a release on Monday and also said that forward Johnny Zuppardo, a junior college transfer, will miss the season after tearing the meniscus and ACL in his left knee.
Sword, a 6-foot-3 junior, led the Bulldogs with 13.7 points per game last season. The school says he’ll have surgery on Thursday in Nashville, Tennessee.
The 6-foot-9 Zuppardo was expected to give the Bulldogs some scoring help and depth in the post.
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