University of Michigan Wolverines (9-3) forward Isaiah Livers was injured following a dunk attempt against Presbyterian last weekend.
And now, the team is reporting that he'll be out indefinitely with a left groin injury, and there's no official timetable on a possible return yet.
Head coach Juwan Howard immediately sensed something was wrong on the fateful play:
“When he came down and he started walking back toward the bench, I knew that right there was a sign of that can be painful and hopefully it's not too serious,” Howard said on Friday. “I never had an injury like that but being able to see teammates who have experienced some injuries like that before, I knew it wasn't good.”
However, Howard remains hopeful that Livers will make a return at some point this season.
“I pray that we do,” Howard said of getting Livers back. “We're going to take it day by day and see each day. I'm going to put my (rubs hands together) ‘Karate Kid,' little Mr. Miyagi and see if I can give some of that energy of good health and get him back healthy so he can be out there with us.”
Livers is averaging 13.6 PPG as well as 3.3 RPG and 1.1 APG.
– – Quotes courtesy of James Hawkins of the Detroit News Link – –