Michael Porter Jr.: Fully cleared for all basketball activities

Michael Porter Jr. cleared to play team confirms

Missouri freshman Michael Porter Jr. has been cleared to resume basketball activities, reports say. Missouri's top recruit suffered a back injury in the first game of the season and has not played since.

All in all, this is just a huge win for Missouri and Porter.

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Porter has been out for almost the entire season as he recovers from back surgery that initially came with a three-to-four month recovery period. Barnett is now second on the team in both scoring (13.9 ppg), rebounding (5.7 rpg) and minutes played (33.5 mpg). Not only would the return of Michael Porter Jr. bolster the front-court rotation, it would also help head coach Cuonzo Martin a deeper rotation overall.

In a rare media appearance of his own earlier this month, Porter said he would "love" to play a few games with the Tigers before the postseason and that he's "feeling really good". On Thursday, the dynamic forward got some tremendous news, however, which is that he's been fully cleared for all basketball activities. Rothstein is also a regular in-studio correspondent for both WFAN and CBS Sports Radio.



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