Michigan guard Caris LeVert will miss the remainder of the 2014-15 season after injuring his left foot in Saturday’s game against Northwestern, the school announced Sunday. The junior is scheduled to have surgery this week.
LeVert received surgery on the same foot last May.
“Caris has been working so hard this season, and for this to happen is very unfortunate,” coach John Beilein said. “If we know anything about Caris, he will do everything it takes to not only get better but to help his teammates during this time. He is a tremendous young man who I will really miss coaching the remainder of the season. However, I am optimistic he will have a complete recovery.”
LeVert has been carrying the struggling Wolverines (11-7, 4-2 Big Ten). He was leading the the team in scoring (14.9 ppg), rebounds (4.9 rpg), assists (3.7 apg), steals (1.7 spg) and minutes (35.8 mpg).
“While this is obviously not what I wanted, I know this team will come together and be stronger because of it,” LeVert said. “Now more than ever, it is important for all of us support this team. For me, I am familiar with the recovery process and what work lies ahead for me. I am very confident that I will return 100 percent and have already begun work to ensure that happens.”
Michigan plays its first game without LeVert on Tuesday at Rutgers.