<
>

Michigan State's Jefferson out for year with knee injury

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State forward Aisha
Jefferson will miss the season because of a knee injury.

Spartans coach Suzy Merchant said Monday that the 6-foot junior
tore a ligament in Michigan State's exhibition victory over
Lake Superior State on Sunday.

Jefferson averaged 10.4 points and 5.6 rebounds for Michigan
State last season and was considered a leader for the Spartans both
on and off the floor.

Michigan State opens its season at home Friday against
Indiana-Purdue-Indianapolis.