Michigan Wolverines point guard Spike Albrecht is expected to be ready for fall practice after undergoing surgery, according to head coach John Beilein. Speaking to Brendan F. Quinn of MLive Media Group, Beilein also stated that Albrecht was expected to make a “full recovery.”
Beilein says Spike Albrecht (hip surgery) is expected to make a full recovery and be back for fall practice.
— Brendan Quinn (@BFQuinn) April 27, 2015
Albrecht had surgery on his hip for what has been described as a “genetic condition that has plagued others in the Albrecht family,” and had played through the pain in his junior season. Even in pain, he posted 7.5 points and a team-best 3.9 assists per game while shooting 36.5 percent from three-point range, taking on a much-needed leadership role for the Wolverines.
Thanks to a depleted roster and an injury to leading scorer Caris Levert, Michigan finished 16-16 (8-10 Big Ten) and did not qualify for the NCAA tournament, nor did the team participate in the NIT or CBI.
Here’s hoping that both Levert and now Albrecht are fully recovered in time for next season so that the Wolverines can get back to the tournament where they belong.
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