Michigan announced on Tuesday that all-american guard Caris LeVert will sit out the rest of the season to try and recover from the “lower left leg injury” that has kept him more or less out of the lineup since Dec. 30th.
“After some prayer and talking it over with my family, Coach Beilein and the medical staff, we all feel it is best for me to concentrate on getting fully healthy,” LeVert said in a release put out by the school. “There is still some discomfort that does not allow me to help this team the way I want.”
“I am so thankful for what Coach Beilein, the assistants and the medical staff have done for me during my collegiate career and in particular while I have dealt with these injuries.”
The Wolverines never provided specifics on what the actual injury was, but twice in the last two years LeVert underwent surgery to repair a break in his left foot.
“This has been a tough two months for Caris,” said Beilein. “He has worked so hard to get back to this point, and Caris’ long-term health is what is most important.”
LeVert was averaging 16.5 points, 5.3 boards and 4.9 assists for the Wolverines this season. He played 11 minutes in a game earlier this month but did not return to the floor in the second half as his foot was not healthy.