After missing the first twenty games of the year, one Redhawk’s season has ended after just one game.
Southeast Missouri forward Michael Porter will be sidelined through the rest of the year re-fracturing his left foot against Tennessee Tech on Saturday.
Porter initially broke his foot in October and was sidelined for the first 20 games before making his return Saturday. He scored six points and grabbed three rebounds in 16 minutes off the bench against the Golden Eagles. Porter left the game with 8:27 remaining and did not play again.
“We were so disappointed to learn Monday morning that Michael is out for the season after re-fracturing his foot,” said Southeast head coach Dickey Nutt. “We are sad for him because, naturally, he wanted to play. I’m hoping that his big contribution Saturday night will inspire our team. Michael is the heart and soul of our team. He is truly an inspiration to us all.”
Porter, a junior at Southeast, transferred to SEMO after spending one year at Missouri State. As a sophomore, Porter played in all 31 games, including four starts, averaging over four points and just under three rebounds a contest. He shot 55% from the field the year.
After already sitting out a year during the transfer, it’s unknown whether Porter could get a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA. He will return next season as a senior.