It appears senior walk-on David Merritt may have saved his best for last. Yesterday, Michigan coach John Beilein announced that Merritt will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his left medial meniscus.
The injury occurred in the second half of the Wolverines’ 80-70 upset over Ohio State Sunday, in which Merritt had career highs of seven points and four assists.
“We feel just terrible about what has happened to David,” Beilein said through the Athletic Department. “He brought such a strong effort and other immeasurable intangibles to our team every day in practice and in games. . The way he played against Ohio State was a testament to what he means to this team. He kept us in that game and that will not soon be forgotten.”
Merritt is scheduled to undergo surgery this afternoon. During his two-year stint with the Wolverines, the West Bloomfield native played in 22 games, including 18 this season.
Merritt could come back for an additional season since he’s only used two years of his eligibility after walking on to last year’s squad. He’s scheduled to graduate in April.