Caris LeVert to miss 8-10 weeks after stress fracture surgery on foot

Dylan Burkhardt

Michigan 84, Illinois 53-21
Dustin Johnston

Caris LeVert underwent surgery today for a stress fracture of his foot. The surgery was a success and LeVert is expected to return to action in 8 to 10 weeks, according to a statement from John Beilein.

“Caris underwent surgery today for a stress fracture of his foot at the University of Michigan hospital,” Beilein said in a statement released Monday evening. “He is doing well and we expect him to make a full recovery in about 8 to 10 weeks. We are confident he will participate in our late summer training and play in our August trip to Europe.”

LeVert averaged 12.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game last season and is regarded as Michigan’s top returning player. LeVert was invited to the Kevin Durant Skills Academy, which is scheduled for June 27th through 29th, but is likely unable to be fit to participate.

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  • Fab 5 Legends

    ughh, terrible news – never good to hear any player has to go through such a tough injury – especially next year go-to-guy…heal up Caris, im expecting another big jump in his game – which will continue to boost him in nba draft stock…

  • Indiana_Matt

    Feel bad for the kid. Bet he was really looking forward to the Durant Skills Academy.

  • David Remmler

    This is actually good news. He would have suffered the same stress fracture at some point and this is probably the best time.

  • BlueRev

    I have nothing to say, except ask questions of how big of a deal is this? I waited to hear a little more commentary form fans, but have seen little anywhere to shed light on the importance of this surgery.

    From a personal standpoint, sad for CL’s discomfort obviously.

    From UM hoops standpoint, it is sad to assume he will sit around for two months instead of being able to develop as hoped. On a 1-10 scale how much does this impact his season? Would he be at 8.5 by Europe, 9 non-conference, 9.5 by B1G, then virtually no difference by tourney time? But could this cost us a game or two–or is this typically not perceived to be a long term issue?