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Michigan State’s Appling Shoots With Shoulder Wrap

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CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 15: Roy Devyn Marble #4 and Zach McCabe #15 of the Iowa Hawkeyes pressure Keith Appling #11 of the Michigan State Spartans during a quarterfinal game of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament at the United Center on March 15, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Michigan State defeats Iowa 59-56. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL – MARCH 15: Roy Devyn Marble #4 and Zach McCabe #15 of the Iowa Hawkeyes pressure Keith Appling #11 of the Michigan State Spartans during a quarterfinal game of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament at the United Center on March 15, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Michigan State defeats Iowa 59-56. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State guard Keith Appling says he’ll be “all right” in the Midwest Regional semifinals against Duke.

Appling practiced Monday with his banged-up right shoulder in a protective wrap after taking a pad off his left knee.

He hurt his shoulder in Saturday’s win over Memphis with 8:35 left in the game and didn’t return. He has been playing with a sore knee.

Appling hopes he doesn’t have to play with any protection when the third-seeded Spartans play the second-seeded Blue Devils on Friday night in Indianapolis.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound junior is Michigan State’s leading scorer, averaging 13.3 points a game, and has a team-high 3.4 assists per game.

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