Zak Irvin will miss 6-8 weeks following a back procedure, according to a release by the University of Michigan.
University of Michigan men’s basketball head coach John Beilein announced today (Wednesday, Sept. 9) that junior guard Zak Irvin will undergo a back procedure at the University of Michigan Hospital and will miss six to eight weeks for recovery.
“We expect a 100 percent recovery for Zak after this procedure,” said Beilein. “We will not rush his return, but given Zak’s work habits and determined attitude we anticipate he will be back on the court and at full speed sometime near the beginning of our season.”
Last season, Irvin averaged 14.3 points per game, scoring in double figures in 27-of-32 games, including a career-best 28 at Northwestern (March 3). He led U-M with 77 long-range buckets — 2.4 per game — which ranked fifth in the Big Ten and tripled his rebounding totals with 153 (4.8 rpg) compared to 49 (1.3 rpg) in 2013-14. He finished the season with three double-doubles including two in the final four games. Along with Spike Albrecht, Irvin shared U-M’s Bill Buntin Most Valuable Player honors.