Junior guard Spike Albrecht is out 4-5 months following a procedure on his right hip, Michigan announced Wednesday morning. An additional surgery may be necessary later in the offseason, and MLive reports the second operation is very likely.
Here is the press release in its entirety:
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — University of Michigan men’s basketball head coach John Beilein announced today (Wednesday, April 8) that junior guard Spike Albrecht has undergone hip surgery. The surgery was performed on his right hip at the U-M Hospital. Albrecht may consider a similar procedure on his left hip later in the offseason. The recovery will require a 4-5 month rehab process.“There is no player tougher than Spike Albrecht,” said Beilein. “He proved that this season playing through injury and continual pain in both hips. He never used it as an excuse and I will always admire him for that. We have some of the world’s best doctors at the University of Michigan and we are confident he will only get better following this surgery and his summer of rehabilitation. I am not expecting Spike to dunk anytime soon, but we do expect a full recovery by the start of our September workouts. We just want Spike to be at his best for his senior year at Michigan.”“This is something I knew I would have to do and now is the right time,” said Albrecht. “I am so appreciative of all the support I have received from the U-M medical doctors and staff, the U-M coaching staff, my teammates and especially all the Wolverine fans. I cannot wait to get back to the floor playing pain free.”Albrecht has played in 107 career games during his three seasons in Ann Arbor, helping U-M to the 2013 NCAA national title game and an outright Big Ten title in 2014. This past season, he started 18 of 31 games and set new career-highs for points (7.5), rebounds (2.3), assists (3.9) and minutes (32.0).