Surgery and recovery
Michigan State University basketball player Jeremy Fears was injured in a shooting near Joliet, Illinois, either late Friday night or early Saturday morning. Fears underwent surgery and is now resting comfortably. Head coach Tom Izzo released a statement expressing his support for Fears’ recovery.
According to ESPN, Fears was at home with a group of unidentified friends when a suspect armed with a handgun entered the premises and began firing. An 18-year-old male and a 19-year-old woman were also injured in the shooting. The male suffered a wound to the thigh, while the female had a wound to the pelvis. Fortunately, their injuries are not considered life-threatening.
Investigation and ongoing search
Police are currently searching for the suspect and the motive behind the shooting remains unclear. An investigation is underway to gather more information about the incident.
Jeremy Fears took to social media to express his gratitude for the support he has received following the incident. In an Instagram post, he wrote, “Minor setback, we gon’ be good. Appreciate y’all.”
Fears, a McDonald’s All-American and a five-star recruit, has been a key player for Michigan State, appearing in all 12 games this season. In Thursday’s game against Stony Brook, he recorded a career-high 10 assists off the bench. The team will have a break until their next game against Indiana State on December 30th.
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