2020-21 Season

Isaiah Livers out indefinitely with “stress injury” in right foot

Isaiah Livers injured his foot against Maryland and will be out indefinitely after an MRI revealed a stress injury in his right foot. He will “will wear a protective boot while he immediately begins rehabbing.”

Here’s the official release:

Juwan Howard, the University of Michigan David and Meredith Men’s Basketball Head Coach, announced today (Saturday, March 14) that senior guard/forward Isaiah Livers will be out indefinitely after an MRI following yesterday’s Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal game against Maryland revealed a stress injury to his right foot. Livers will wear a protective boot while he immediately begins rehabbing.

An All-Big Ten second team selection, Livers helped the Wolverines win the 2021 Big Ten regular-season title and earn the No. 1 seed at the Big Ten Tournament. He is averaging 13.1 points, a career-best 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists while knocking down a team-best 50 three-pointers.

A tri-captain, Livers has played in 118 career games and is 13 points away from reaching 1,000 in his career. During his four-year career, he has helped U-M compile a 102-30 record that includes winning the 2018 Big Ten Tournament and reaching the 2018 Final Four and national title game.

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  1. GoBlueScrewOSU7

    Are there other types of “stress injuries” to a foot besides a stress fracture?

  2. MLaw

    A stress reaction is a lesser injury on the same spectrum of injury. It is typically considered a faster recovery. Typically it depends on how early it is indicated. If Livers was trying to “play through the pain” then this is probably a fracture, if he reported it to the staff yesterday and they sent him for an MRI quickly, he may have just a reaction.

  3. mgl

    I feel awful for him. Not only does it suck to have your dream season end with you on the bench, but his decision to come back probably ended up raising as many questions (will he ever be healthy?) as it answered (he can defend wings sufficiently for the NBA).

  4. mgl

    To my eye he’s been laboring for two weeks. I can’t recall which post-layoff game it was but I recall him limping off at the end of one of our games - wouldn’t shock me if that was it.

  5. Dcleary_12

    Illinois game

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