Michigan State's men's basketball program had a heartbreaking moment in the first half of their Big Ten Tournament title game against Michigan this afternoon.
Spartans junior forward Kyle Ahrens suffered a brutal leg injury late in the first half. He was down on the floor for several minutes before getting carted off on a stretcher.
Thankfully, the early injury update is promising. Michigan State announced that the initial X-rays were negative.
Michigan State's coaches and players were visibly devastated by the scene.
A heartbreaking photo of Tom Izzo consoling his player is going viral on social media.
Mike Mulholland, a sports photographer based in Detroit, shared the incredible shot:
Michigan State is currently trailing Michigan, 41-33, midway through the second half.
The game is on CBS.