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Michigan State corner Tyson Smith can return to the field after suffering stroke


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Detroit News

Michigan State corner Tyson Smith is returning to the football field.

That announcement was made by head coach Mark Dantonio during the Big Ten media days ahead of the open of football camp for the Spartans next week.

Smith is making his return after a terrifying medical situation a year ago in which the junior suffered a stroke leading to questions as to whether or not he’ll ever walk let alone play football again.

Via 247 Sports:

“Tyson is back on the roster, and he’s been cleared to play,” Dantonio said Monday. “So we’ll work him into things gradually, but he’s been cleared to play. Obviously, he’s started for us before, he’s an experienced corner and has a good skill set. So looking forward to seeing how he does, but we’ll take it slow.”

To be totally shallow, this news is much welcomed considering the lack of depth on that Spartan secondary. Aside from Smith Michigan State has just one other upperclassman at corner in T.J. Harrell but still could start true freshman Josiah Scott at the position come the start of the season.

Smith will continue to be a question mark for the team as the coaching staff continues to evaluate how he does on the field and whether or not his health will once again become an issue for him.

What a story though this is becoming. Given the obvious physicality of the sport, Smith’s return to the field after suffering a stroke of all things is incredibly remarkable.



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