Caris LeVert will miss the remainder of Michigan’s season due to a foot injury suffered at the end of the Wolverines’ two-point win over Northwestern. LeVert injured the same foot last season and underwent surgery in May.
LeVert was averaging 35.7 minutes, 14.8 points, 4.8 rebounds. 3.5 assists and 1.9 steals per game. He was also Michigan’s team leader in all of those statistics.
LeVert suffered the injury on this play against the Wildcats as his foot was caught up in a scrap for a loose ball on the final possession of play.
Full University press release below:
University of Michigan junior guard Caris LeVert injured his left foot during Saturday’s (Jan. 17) game vs. Northwestern and is scheduled to have surgery this week. He will miss the remainder of the season following a 12-week recovery and rehabilitation period. LeVert had surgery on the same foot this past May.
“Caris has been working so hard this season and for this to happen is very unfortunate,” said U-M head coach John Beilein. “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.”
“While this is obviously not what I wanted, I know this team will come together and be stronger because of it,” said LeVert. “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.”
LeVert has started his last 55 straight games for the Wolverines and was leading U-M in scoring (14.9), rebounds (4.9), assists (3.7), steals (1.7) and minutes (35.8). A preseason All-Big Ten selection, he had 13 double-figure scoring games with four 20-plus point games. This season he had posted several career-highs, highlighted by a career-best 32 points against NJIT (Dec. 6) and a career-best nine assists against Hillsdale (Nov. 15).