Per a release from the university, Michigan guard Caris LeVert will miss the rest of this season with a left foot injury suffered in Saturday’s (Jan. 17) win vs. Northwestern.
LeVert will undergo surgery this week, which will be followed by a 12-week recovery and rehabilitation period.
LeVert suffered a stress fracture in the same foot last May and had to have surgery, but it’s unclear if this is an aggravated injury or a separate issue in the same foot.
“While this is obviously not what I wanted, I know this team will come together and be stronger because of it,” said LeVert, per the release. “Now more than ever, it is important for all of us support this team. For me, I am familiar with the recovery process and what work lies ahead for me. I am very confident that I will return 100 percent and have already begun work to ensure that happens.”
“Caris has been working so hard this season, and for this to happen is very unfortunate,” said U-M head coach John Beilein, per the same release. “If we know anything about Caris, he will do everything it takes to not only get better but to help his teammates during this time. He is a tremendous young man who I will really miss coaching the remainder of the season. However, I am optimistic he will have a complete recovery.”
LeVert spearheaded the charge for the Wolverines this season, averaging 14.9 PPG, 4.9 RPG and 3.7 APG, all of which led the team.
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