The injury woes continue for Michigan senior guard Caris LeVert. Per a statement from LeVert himself, the “lower left leg injury” he has been dealing with since late December will cause him to miss whatever season remains for the Wolverines.
“After some prayer and talking it over with my family, Coach [John] Beilein and the medical staff, we all feel it is best for me to concentrate on getting fully healthy,” LeVert said. “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.”
Originally from the Columbus area, LeVert averaged 16.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game this season while shooting 50 percent from the field and 45 percent from three-point range. He missed most of last season with a foot injury and his leg injury this season kept him out for all of January and all but one game in February.
It’s a rough end to his collegiate career, but LeVert needs to think about his professional future and he is of no use to Michigan or any NBA team unless his health is at 100 percent.
“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’s next step is getting healthy for the 2016 NBA Draft in June, but where he ends up getting drafted, if at all, remains to be seen.
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