Michael Porter Jr. had back surgery last week. The University of Missouri’s official statement said that the projected recovery was 3-4 months and he would likely miss the rest of the season. It seemed that Michael Porter Jr.’s time at Missouri would end with 2 points and 2 rebounds in 2 minutes.
On Sunday, 5 days after the surgery, Porter posted a picture of a very nice living room to his Instagram story with the message, “Just letting y’all know whoever said it was gonna take 3-4 months to recover lied.”
Well, presumably it was a combination of doctors and science who said it was gonna take 3-4 months to recover. Doctors and science then relayed that news through official Missouri channels. It is unlikely that any of those people had a reason to lie about this, but then again there was no news at all about Porter’s health up until a week ago. The way the public has been kept up to date about Porter’s health, it would make perfect sense that they changed his diagnosis a week ago and never said anything.
Even so, why? Why would Porter rush back to play basketball for the Missouri Tigers? He’s been given a year off to get better, work on his game and wait to be picked at the top of the NBA Draft. Why put his future at further risk or get the hopes up of Missouri fans? None of it makes sense, which when it comes to Michael Porter Jr. at Missouri, makes perfect sense.