There was some sobering news coming out of East Lansing Tuesday evening, with Michigan State confirming that one of its players would miss the 2012 season due to an off-field accident.
Unfortunately, that player will be sidelined for much, much longer than just the upcoming year.
In a release, the Spartans announced that long snapper Steve Moore fractured his C4 vertebra on Saturday. Moore suffered the injury after diving off the back of a boat and landing on a sandbar.
The good news is that Moore has full use of all extremities, with no loss of sensation. The bad news is that the player’s father subsequently confirmed that his son’s playing career is over as a result of the mishap.
“His football days are over, but at least it looks like he’ll still be able to lead a normal life,” Randy Moore told mlive.com. “He’s just lucky he’s not dead.”
Moore, who would’ve entered summer camp as the Spartans’ starting long snapper, is scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday.