Saturday, September 15, 2012
Spartans' Fou Fonoti out with foot injury
By Adam Rittenberg
Michigan State will be without starting right tackle Fou Fonoti as it faces Notre Dame's formidable defensive line tonight at Spartan Stadium.
Fonoti suffered a foot injury in Thursday's practice and had surgery Friday, according to ESPN's Heather Cox. Fonoti will miss six to 10 weeks. Sophomore Skyler Burkland, who suffered a season-ending injury last year against Notre Dame, will start in Fonoti's place. A junior college transfer, Fonoti started the final 11 games last season at right tackle and the first two this fall.
There's another change to the Spartans' starting offensive line as Ethan Ruhland gets the nod at left guard over Blake Treadwell and Jack Allen, who is a bit banged up but available. It will be Ruhland's first career start.