Michigan Junior guard Zak Irvin will be undergoing surgery on his back, according to Wolverine Head Coach, John Beilein. Irvin is expected to miss between six to eight weeks, but could return closer to the beginning of the season, rather than the end.
On the same day Michigan fans cheered because of a surprise addition to the roster, that being 2016 four-star guard, Xavier Simpson, they were also forced to also to curb their excitement for this season. It’s never a good feeling when arguably your best overall player goes down with an injury, or anyone on the team in general.
Michigan will likely have to endure the loss of an impact player for a short time, but they have players on the roster who should be able to step up in Irvin’s absence. Derrick Walton Jr. is the most notable player to fill the void, and he is more than capable to help keep Michigan afloat during that time frame.
We will provide updates on Irvin as the story progresses