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New Injury Update For Michigan State Star Nick Ward

Nick Ward holds his injured hand after scary fall.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 29: Nick Ward #44 of the Michigan State Spartans reacts after being injured against the LSU Tigers during the second half in the East Regional game of the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Capital One Arena on March 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

On Friday night, the Michigan State Spartans cruised to victory over the LSU Tigers. The Spartans came out firing, opening a 15-point lead late in the first half.

After Michigan State's lead was cut to 12 just before the half, the Spartans took complete control in the final half. LSU offered a slight scare to Michigan State fans when the Tigers cut the lead to four in the second half, but Michigan State responded with an 11-0 run to run away with the game.

The end result was an 80-63 win.

However, the win didn't come without loss.

Star forward Nick Ward suffered a scary fall in the second half. LSU star Naz Reid attempted to box out Ward for a rebound, but undercut the Michigan State forward.

Ward fell hard to the ground, where he attempted to brace himself with a previously-injured left hand.

The Spartans forward walked off the court holding his left hand and did not come back in the game. However, Ward addressed his injury after the game and said he just scared himself.

It's huge news for the Spartans as they face off against Duke on Sunday.

Michigan State and Duke tip off on Sunday afternoon at 5:05 p.m. ET.

The game will be broadcast on CBS.