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Michigan State Issues New Injury Update For Kyle Ahrens

Michigan State players on court at the Breslin Center.

EAST LANSING, MI - DECEMBER 03: Joshua Langford #1, Cassius Winston #5, Kenny Goins #25, Xavier Tilman #23, and Kyle Ahrens #0 of the Michigan State Spartans walk on the the court after a timeout during a game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Breslin Center on December 3, 2018 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

On Sunday afternoon, Michigan State forward Kyle Ahrens suffered a nasty-looking injury. During the team's game against Michigan, Ahrens grabbed a rebound, but landed awkwardly on a Wolverines player's foot.

Ahrens' left ankle bent awkwardly and he immediately fell to the ground in pain. Medical staff rushed to his side and placed his lower left leg in an air cast before carting him off the court.

An emotional scene developed as head coach Tom Izzo and several of the Spartans players were in tears seeing Ahrens in immense pain.

Ahrens's parents were waiting for him when he was taken off the court and went with him to the x-ray room. The family, and Michigan State, received great news: the x-rays were negative.

Here's the update from Michigan State.

After the injury to Ahrens, Michigan took control of the game. The Wolverines opened an eight-point lead heading into the half.

The Spartans will be glad to see Ahrens did not suffer any significant damage to his left ankle. CBS sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson said Ahrens might even return to the bench on crutches in the second half.

Michigan and Michigan State are underway in the second half. Stay tuned for more updates.