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Michigan’s LeVert out for season with foot injury

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Michigan star junior guard Caris LeVert is out for the season with a left foot injury, the school announced Sunday.

LeVert, who injured his foot during Saturday’s game against Northwestern, will undergo surgery this week. He had surgery on the same foot last May. He will be on a 12-week recovery and rehabilitation program.

“Caris has been working so hard this season and for this to happen is very unfortunate,” Michigan head coach John Beilein said in the statement. “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 started his last 55 games for the Wolverines and was leading in scoring (14.9), rebounds (4.9), assists (3.7), steals (1.7) and minutes (35.8). A preseason All-Big Ten selection, he had 13 double-figure scoring games with four 20-plus point games.

“While this is obviously not what I wanted, I know this team will come together and be stronger because of it,” LeVert said in the release. “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.”

The Wolverines are 11-7 overall and 4-2 in the Big Ten.

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