There aren’t many programs currently dealing with as many injuries as Michigan is in their back court.
It starts with Spike Albrecht, who already had surgery on one hip and may need the same procedure done on the other one. He’s out for as long as five months.
Then there is Derrick Walton, the guy who Albrecht started in place of for much of the second half of the season. He missed the final two months of the season with a foot injury, and it doesn’t appear like he is going to be back on the floor anytime soon, according to a report from the Detroit Free-Press.
“He was shut down for the rest of this spring session just to be sure,” head coach John Beilein said of Walton. “I’m thinking, when we get into May, we’ll probably have some workouts. […] So I would assume when we do any workouts in the May-June term, he’ll be a part of those.”
And then there is Caris LeVert, who will likely be in a walking boot until mid-May as he recovers from a broken foot, the second time he has broken that left foot in the last year. LeVert’s status is complicated by the fact that he could very well end up entering the 2015 NBA Draft.
The NBA’s deadline to enter the draft is April 26th.