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Michigan State’s Hartbarger likely done for the season

October 9, 2018

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio reacts during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Northwestern, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio says punter Jake Hartbarger’s leg injury from last month is likely to end his season.

Hartbarger hurt his lower leg Sept. 8 at Arizona State. Shortly after that, Dantonio said the fifth-year senior would be out six to eight weeks, but on Tuesday, he said Hartbarger was unlikely to return in 2018.

The plan for now is for Hartbarger to get a medical redshirt and play again next year.

The Spartans are also expected to be without guard David Beedle for a month. He was hurt early in last weekend’s loss to Northwestern.

Michigan State visits No. 8 Penn State on Saturday.

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