The Isaiah Livers injury rumors that circulated on the message boards and social media have been confirmed. The senior forward is dealing with a foot injury and will now miss an indefinite amount of time, according to the program.
Per a U-M release:
“Juwan Howard, the University of Michigan David and Meredith Men’s Basketball Head Coach, announced today (Saturday, March 14) that senior guard/forward Isaiah Livers will be out indefinitely after an MRI following yesterday’s Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal game against Maryland revealed a stress injury to his right foot. Livers will wear a protective boot while he immediately begins rehabbing.”
This is a massive blow to the Wolverines as they go deeper into the postseason. Livers’ impact has been felt throughout his four years at Michigan and he finds himself only 13 points away from 1,000 in his career. He has averaged 13.1 points, six rebounds and two assists this season.
His absence will be something else head coach Juwan Howard has to fight through and make lineup adjustments accordingly. Players like Brandon Johns Jr., Chaundee Brown and Austin Davis helped spark a victory over Maryland in which Livers did not score. That trio becomes all the more important heading down the stretch.
This likely creates more playing time for true freshman Terrance Williams, who has gotten time at both the four and five this season.
The Wolverines take on Ohio State on Saturday afternoon in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals at 1 p.m. ET. It now appears they will be without arguably their most complete player for the postseason.
We will have more on this story as it develops.