Josh Rouse to have neck surgery

Updated: September 4, 2010, 6:30 PM ET
Associated Press

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio says fullback Josh Rouse is out for the season after a neck injury Saturday.

Rouse left Michigan State's 38-14 victory over Western Michigan in the first half walking under his own power but did not return to the game.

Dantonio said the injury is to a vertebra in the neck. Rouse is expected to have surgery Saturday night.

Dantonio said Rouse has full movement.

Rouse is a senior from Newtown, Conn. He missed all of last season with a toe injury.

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