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Jontay Porter Out For Season With Torn ACL, MCL

Oct 22, 2018 9:28 AM

Jontay Porter will miss the entire upcoming season after tearing his ACL and MCL on Sunday.

Porter suffered the injuries during a scrimmage on Sunday against Southern Illinois.

Porter was expected to be a mid-first round pick in 2019. Porter tested the draft waters last spring.

Knee problems have been an issue for the Porter siblings in recent years. Bri Porter, Jontay and Michael's sister, retired from basketball before last season at Missouri after suffering her fifth ACL tear. 

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Michael Porter Jr. Declares For 2018 NBA Draft

Mar 26, 2018 5:49 PM

Michael Porter Jr. has declared for the 2018 NBA Draft and will sign with an agent.

Porter missed most of his freshman season at Missouri with a back injury.

Porter is expected to be one of the top picks in the draft.

Porter has signed with Mark Bartelstein's Priority Sports.

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Michael Porter Jr. Fully Cleared For Return To Basketball Activities

Feb 22, 2018 5:11 PM

Michael Porter Jr. has been fully cleared for all basketball activities.

Porter has been out since November following back surgery.

Porter also tweaked his hip before suffering his back injury.

Porter is expected to be a high lottery pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.

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Michael Porter Jr. Optimistic About Returning From Injury This Season

Feb 9, 2018 5:14 PM

Michael Porter Jr. intends to play again this season if he's cleared by doctors.

Porter has not played since the opening two minutes of Missouri's season opener on Nov. 10.

Porter underwent back surgery to repair damage to the L3-L4 spinal discs, a procedure that has a projected recovery time of 3 to 4 months.

“I think the doctors are going to be amazed at my progress,” Porter Jr. said.

“I’m hoping that next week, the doctors tell me I’m ready to start full on practicing. That’s what I’m hoping for. I don’t know if that’s what I’ll hear.”

Porter is expected to be a high lottery pick in the 2018 NBA Draft regardless of whether he returns.

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