Senior forward Isaiah Livers suffered a stress fracture in his right foot in yesterday’s game and will be out indefinitely, per a Michigan release.
According to the release, Livers “will wear a protective boot while he immediately begins rehabbing.”
Livers played just 15 minutes in Friday’s win over Maryland, failing to score and shooting 0-of-5 from the field.
When asked about the possibility of an injury to Livers after the game, Michigan coach Juwan Howard said:
“Isaiah with the 15 minutes that he was out there, he was giving his best to the game and tried to affect the game in any kind of way possible. Now we’re gonna do our best to look at film and see what is best to move forward to help Isaiah be ready for the next game.”
It’s hard to understate Livers’s importance to the Wolverines. On the season, he is averaging 13.7 points per game, 6.1 rebounds per game and two assists per game. As a captain, he is one of Michigan’s leaders and most reliable scorer, shooting a team-best 45% from distance.
In his absence, Michigan will have to rely more heavily on the likes of senior guard Chaundee Brown and junior forward Brandon Johns Jr.
The Wolverines next take the court Saturday in the Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinals against Ohio State.