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Mizzou's Porter to undergo back surgery

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(TSX / STATS) -- Highly touted Missouri prospect Michael Porter Jr. will undergo spinal surgery and is expected to miss the rest of the season, the university announced Tuesday afternoon.

Porter, a freshman forward who is projected to be a high pick in next year's NBA draft, was scheduled to have a microdiscectomy of the L3 and L4 spinal discs performed on Tuesday.

The 19-year-old has a projected recovery time of three to four months. The school said he is expected to make a full recovery.

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