Time to party over Michael Porter Jr., Missouri fans.
Porter reportedly has given Tigers basketball fans great news, with a report from CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein surfacing Thursday that the freshman has been cleared for all basketball activities.
It has been a long wait for Missouri fans, who began the season with anticipation to watch the much-hyped Porter, only to see him sustain a back injury that has kept him out of each game after Missouri’s season-opening victory against Iowa State on Nov. 10. Porter underwent surgery for the injury that initially came with a three- to four-month recovery period.
Earlier this month, Porter said he would “love” to play a few games before the postseason and that his condition was improving. He was the No. 2 overall recruit in the 247Sports 2017 composite rankings, and he’s expected to be a high NBA draft selection after this season, if he decides to become a professional soon.
Shortly after Rothstein’s report, a number of Missouri fans used Twitter to express their opinions about the development. And yes, they were pumped. Check out a sampling below.
— Brett Stover (@brettastover) February 22, 2018
— Zach J.™ (@ZachInKC) February 22, 2018
Columbia right now. pic.twitter.com/qY1HVasB3s
— Handsome John Stoner (@jstoner44) February 22, 2018
— 4 Down Territory (@all4downs) February 22, 2018
— Matt Zeiss (@BooneStreetBand) February 22, 2018
— Austin Ameri (@AustinAmeri) February 22, 2018
Sources confirm, 🐯 R 🔙 pic.twitter.com/SqcyonzoX6
— Kevin Liskey (@KJLiskey) February 22, 2018
— Tommy TwiterFingers (@TJFindeiss) February 22, 2018
— Alex Johnson (@flowsidon314) February 22, 2018
— Tanner Morris (@tanner_morris51) February 22, 2018