There was not a single thing to come out of the Michigan Wolverines’ 76-53 loss to Illinois on Tuesday night to hang a hat on as a positive, but it was just one game. The bigger-picture concern came in the form of Isaiah Livers injuring his ankle in the second half.
Livers would return to the game but was hobbled the rest of the way and was left out there when there was very little doubt about which direction things were heading. Despite this, there does not seem to be a major concern about it moving forward.
The senior forward spoke to the media and said that he was “not entirely sure” about the status of his ankle, citing the adrenaline from the contest still being active.
“I felt pretty good moving around afterward,” he said. “I’ll just get re-evaluated.”
Head coach Juwan Howard was not overly concerned about it, telling the media that if there were cause for concern, his training staff would have informed him.
Michigan has a quick turnaround with Michigan State coming to Ann Arbor on Thursday night. It remains to be seen what the prep schedule will look like, but there will not be a ton of time to linger on Tuesday’s loss. It does appear that Livers should be good to go unless something flares up in the next day or so.