Video: John Beilen, Mitch McGary talk McGary back surgery


Michigan released a statement today saying Mitch McGary is undergoing back surgery and will be out indefinitely. John Beilein joined McGary when the big man addressed the media on Friday. Beilein’s opening comment was that McGary is “out indefinitely and that may mean the end of the season. We do not know, it depends a lot on the surgery and the rehab.” You can watch the full interview using the embedded media player below.

  • Wayman Britt

    I wish Mitch well on his surgery and recovery. Back issues sometimes can be tricky issues, especially with tall people.

  • hailtoyourvictor

    Have we heard what surgery he is having?

    “Diskectomy — surgery to remove all or part of your disk

    Foraminotomy — surgery to widen the opening in your back where nerve roots leave your spinal column

    Laminectomy — surgery to remove the lamina, two small bones that make up a
    vertebra, or bone spurs in your back, to take pressure off your spinal
    nerves or spinal column

    Spinal fusion — the fusing of two bones together in your back to correct problems in your spine

    After diskectomy or foraminotomy, you may still feel pain, numbness,
    or weakness along the path of the nerve that was under pressure. These
    symptoms should get better in a few weeks.

    Recovery after laminectomy and fusion surgery is longer. You will not be able to return to activities as quickly. It takes at least 3 to 4 months after surgery for bones to heal well, and healing may continue to happen for at least a year.”


  • Chris De Sana

    The look on Coaches face speaks volumes.