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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. rphollingsworth

    This is exactly why anybody who says Franz should come back is crazy. One injury away from losing a ton of $$

  3. BP3

    Or he returns and turns into Josh Langford 2.0 and his ending becomes sad and too drawn out.

  4. MichBolts

    Seems like things he can work on while making millions of dollars as a lottery pick in the NBA.

  5. umhoops

    Much better to make all of those improvements while being paid millions to play basketball.

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