The University of Michigan basketball program announced on Wednesday afternoon that true freshman forward DJ Wilson will be out for the next four-to-six weeks after having surgery on his right pinky finger.
“This is an unfortunate injury for D.J.,” said head coach John Beilein via a U-M press release. “However, we have the best training and medical staff here at U-M, so we know he is in good hands. We anticipate a speedy recovery, so D.J. will be back and at 100 percent when we start our September workouts.”
Per the release, Wilson will still make the trip to Italy from Aug. 15-24 with the rest of the basketball team.
Wilson is a four-star prospect, according to the 247 Sports Composite. The 6-8, 200 pound forward is a candidate for some early playing time this year, even with this injury. The timeline would suggest he will still be ready for the regular season.
In his senior year at Capital Christian School, he averaged 13.9 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game.