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MICHAEL PORTER JR. HAD A DOCTOR APPOINTMENT, EVERYBODY. (Update, he did not.)

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Here are today’s Mizzou Links.

UPDATE: It wasn’t the doctor appointment we were thinking it was. Thanks for splashing cold water over everything, Coach.


Yep.

Missouri freshman basketball player Michael Porter Jr. indeed has a medical checkup for his back injury on Thursday. Tigers coach Cuonzo Martin confirmed that much during a segment on St. Louis radio station KFNS 590 AM in an interview with Frank Cusamano.

Martin wasn’t sure what to expect from Porter’s visit but insisted he won’t play Saturday when the Tigers play at Louisiana State.

“Not at all,” Martin said. “Not at all. Not at all.”

What about Tuesday’s home game against Ole Miss?

”I’d be shocked if he’s on the floor,” Martin said.

So he had a checkup. It maybe went well. Or not. But he’s not playing tomorrow, and he’s not playing Tuesday. Probably.

Glad that’s all settled.

Martin said a bit more, too.

Martin shot down any notion that Porter Jr.’s return would create a chemistry issue for the team, because Missouri already sits at 18-8 and is prime position to make its first NCAA Tournament in five years.

He thought Porter Jr.’s biggest issue, should he return, would be not having the ball in his hands and not getting as many shots as he’s used to.

So yeah. Business as usual tomorrow at LSU.


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