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Michigan Basketball: Point guard Spike Albrecht out 4-5 months after hip surgery

The junior underwent hip surgery at U-M hospital on Wednesday, the program announced.

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Michigan point guard Spike Albrecht underwent surgery on his right hip Wednesday at the U-M Hospital on Wednesday morning, the program announced in a statement.

The injury will require a four-to-five month rehabilitation process and he may consider a similar procedure on his left hip, per the release.

"There is no player tougher than Spike Albrecht," head coach John Beilein said. "He proved that this season playing through injury and continual pain in both hips. He never used it as an excuse, and I will always admire him for that. We have some of the world's best doctors at the University of Michigan, and we are confident he will only get better following this surgery and his summer of rehabilitation. I am not expecting Spike to dunk anytime soon, but we do expect a full recovery by the start of our September workouts. We just want Spike to be at his best for his senior year at Michigan."

"This is something I knew I would have to do and now is the right time," Albrecht said. "I am so appreciative of all the support I have received from the U-M medical doctors and staff, the U-M coaching staff, my teammates and especially all the Wolverine fans. I cannot wait to get back to the floor playing pain free."

This season,  he started 18 of 31 games for the Wolverines, averaging 7.5 points, 3.9 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game.