MSU’s Green Says He’s Ready To Play Vs. U-M

EAST LANSING  — Michigan State forward Draymond Green says he will play against Michigan on Sunday despite his sprained left knee.

Green declared himself fit to play after Friday’s practice. He was injured in Tuesday night’s loss at Illinois.

Spartans coach Tom Izzo says he is a little apprehensive, but was encouraged by Green’s progress.

The ninth-ranked Spartans host the 23rd-ranked Wolverines, who have won three straight in the series.

Green is averaging 14.9 points, 10.3 rebounds, 1.5 steals, 1.1 blocks, leading Michigan State in each category. He is second on the team with 3.5 assists per game. Teammates said they knew he would try to play in the final game against Michigan of his college career.

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