ESPN: Horford says he’ll likely redshirt

Dylan Burkhardt

jon-horford-michigan-7[1]ESPN’s Michael Rothstein caught up with Jon Horford after Michigan’s loss in East Lansing on Sunday and the sophomore big man reiterated that a redshirt remains the most likely option.

“If coach said, ‘We absolutely need you to come back,’ I could come back,” Horford said Sunday following Michigan’s 64-54 loss to Michigan State. “But other than that, I’ve missed so many games that I feel like coming back at this point would almost be a waste of a season.”

“I’m still having pain in my foot, so I don’t want to risk re-fracturing it,” Horford said. “I’ve been taking it kind of slow.”

  • jemblue

    At this point it’s the obvious move.  We could have used him, if healthy, against some of our recent opponents (especially OSU/MSU) but now, there aren’t that many big lineups left on the schedule, and there aren’t enough games left in the season to justify burning the redshirt.

    • Wayman Britt

      Agree 100%, definitely redshirt him now.  We can use his length next year, because you never know what is going to happen,.

      • Observernba

        Get healthy! We need you!

  • ScottGoBlue

    Feel for Jon. This seems like the best move for him and the team. A stress fracture seems like the kind of thing that could easily get rushed. You hate to see a guy rush back, play game or two, reinjure himself, and thereby lose the season and the redshirt.

  • mikey_mac

    Silver lining, at least his injury didn’t happen one game later.

    • Sven187

      And it will break up our big man log jam. Now we’ll have Morgan, McLimans, and Smot in the same class, Horford a year behind, and Mitch and Mad Max in the class after that.