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Sport Michael Porter Jr. misses second pro day due to injured hip, report says

19:28  14 june  2018
19:28  14 june  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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The mysterious leg injury that has kept Michael Porter , Jr . off the floor to start his collegiate career took a potentially serious turn Monday. The Missouri freshman will miss the Tigers’ game Monday against Emporia State in order to see a specialist regarding the injury , according to multiple reports .

Missouri's Michael Porter Jr . cleared to play, report says . It’s not my job to give that out of respect for Mike and his family. So I think the best thing is ( saying ) day to day .

Michael Porter Jr. canceled his second pro day after suffering muscle spasms in his hip, ESPN.com reported.

The pro day was supposed to be held Friday in Chicago, but Porter couldn't get out of bed because of the spasms. There is a chance Porter could reschedule his workout, but it's unlikely since the draft is next week.

However, representatives from NBA teams likely will still meet with Porter in Chicago just to chat. NBA team doctors have also been invited so Porter can prove he's healthy.

"There doesn't appear to be anything wrong with him right now," one NBA executive told ESPN. "But a conservative doctor could still [be concerned about] what might happen down the road."

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Missouri Tigers forward Michael Porter Jr . reportedly won't play Monday against the Wagner Seahawks. According to Farnham, Porter is considered day -to- day . According to the Associated Press (h/t ESPN.com), Porter was seen with an ice pack on his hip during via Bleacher Report .

The injury to Michael Porter Jr ., Missouri’s star freshman and a potential No. 1 pick It’s day -to- day .” According to Missouri, the injury was suffered during warmups prior to Missouri’s first game. Missouri said that was due to the fact that is was more comfortable for Porter to sit elsewhere.

Porter postponed his first pro day from June 1 to June 8, which has brought the question if he is healthy enough to be a top 5 draft pick and if he will be a good teammate.

a person standing in front of a crowd: Michael Porter Jr. © (Getty Images) Michael Porter Jr.

"Everyone is worried about missing out on a star," another NBA executive said. "No one wants to miss out on another Joel Embiid."

Porter's freshman season at Mizzou came to a halt in November, when he had to have a microdiscectomy surgery on his L3 and L4 spinal disks. He was cleared to play in March, but only played in two games after the Tigers were eliminated from the NCAA Tournament.

Michael Porter Jr.'s status is unclear but Nuggets confident about his recovery .
Many teams skipped over the forward due to his long-term medical outlook, but the Nuggets are confident they can get him healthy again.“I have little doubt that we’ll get him right,” Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly said Friday, via The Denver Post.

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