Michigan State guard Joshua Langford will miss the remainder of the 2018-19 season, the school announced Wednesday.

Langford's missed the past eight games with a left foot injury and hasn't played since Dec. 29 against Northern Illinois.

"Josh has a stress injury that we caught fairly early and we had hoped that, with treatment and rest, he would recover," head coach Tom Izzo said in a statement. "He has not and will likely need surgery to prevent problems in the future."

The junior co-captain has been a key contributor for the No. 6 Spartans, who sit with an 18-3 record. Langford is third on the team in minutes played per contest (28.4), points per game (15), and 3-point percentage (40.3).

"We hate this for Josh and our team, as he was one of our leading scorers, one of our top 3-point shooters, and one of our two best defensive guards, Izzo added. "But our commitment to Josh and his long-term health is paramount. Josh has seen the best specialist in the country on this issue and we are putting together a plan for his complete recovery for the 2019-20 season."

Michigan State is 9-1 in Big Ten conference play heading into Saturday's matchup with Indiana.

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