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Isaiah Livers undergoes successful surgery on right foot

Isaiah Livers underwent successful surgery today on his right foot after being diagnosed with a stress injury over the last month. According to the U-M release, Livers is facing a recovery time period of “a minimum of six months”.

University of Michigan men’s basketball senior guard/forward Isaiah Livers underwent successful surgery on his right foot today (Friday, April 2). In consultation with University of Michigan team physicians, the surgery was performed by Dr. David Porter at Methodist Sports Medicine Center in Carmel, Ind. Recovery time is expected to be a minimum of six months.

Following diagnostic imaging after the Wolverines’ Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal game against Maryland (March 13), a right foot stress injury was diagnosed. Livers has worn a protective boot and was maintaining rehab. After consultation with family and medical professionals, Livers elected to have surgery.

An All-Big Ten Conference second team selection in 2021, Livers helped the Wolverines win the 2021 Big Ten championship and earn the No. 1 seed at the Big Ten Tournament as well as the NCAA Tournament (East Region). In his final season, he averaged 13.1 points with 16 double-figure games including five 20+ point games. He averaged a career-best 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists while knocking down a team-best 50 three-pointers.

Livers played in 118 career games and was 13 points away from reaching 1,000 in his career (987) as he averaged 8.3 points per game. He made 164 career three-pointers and compiled 453 rebounds (3.8 rpg). During his four-year career, the Wolverines had a 105-32 record, as he helped U-M win the program’s second straight Big Ten Tournament title in 2018 and the regular-season title in 2021. U-M advanced to three straight NCAA Sweet 16s, two Elite Eights (2018, ’21) and the 2018 Final Four and national title game.

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  1. umhoops

    Key news is that recovery time is expected to be six months. Awful break for a senior who would have been able to go into the NBA Draft process.

  2. ekozakowski

    Is it crazy for me to think it might be in his best interest to play another season of college to boost his draft stock because he’s missing the combine anyway?

  3. gOblueTOWN

    We all can hope

  4. DLhoops

    I think his draft stock is what it is. Teams have 4 years of tape on him. Nothing going to change in terms of evaluation.

  5. MichBolts

    He’d also be 24 by the time he gets to the NBA, and that assumes he doesn’t suffer another major injury like he has for the past 2 years. This might be the end of his draft stock this year, but not sure how he’s making it up with another year of college.

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