On Thursday night, the Michigan Wolverines will open up their 2022-23 Big Ten Basketball schedule when they travel to Minnesota to take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers. So far this season, the Wolverines have had some ups and downs, as they are currently sitting at 5-3 after tough losses to No. 3 Virginia and No. 19 Kentucky. Now, Michigan basketball has learned that they will be without one of their key players for the remainder of the 2022-23 season.
Who did Michigan basketball lose on the eve of their Big Ten opener?
According to head coach Juwan Howard, the Wolverines will be without guard Jaelin Llewellyn, who will miss the remainder of the 2022-23 season after suffering an ACL injury during Sunday's game vs. Kentucky in London, England.
“We are devastated for Jaelin,” said Howard. “He worked so hard after joining us this summer and was making that next step in leading this team. His maturity and work ethic has already made a mark on our program and culture. Knowing him, this setback will only serve as an opportunity to grow as a person and player, but more importantly, offer himself a chance to help this program in any way he can. I admire that.”
“Although this is not how I imagined my season here at Michigan would end, the support and love from everyone in the program will help me get through the rehab process,” said Llewellyn. “I'm looking forward to being my teammates' biggest supporter for the rest of the season. Go Blue!”
This is obviously a very tough break for the Wolverines, as the hope was that Llewellyn would be a big contributor as the season went on.