Isaiah Livers underwent foot surgery on Friday as he moves forward from a stress fracture suffered late in the season. The program put out a release on Friday evening stating that he has a recovery timeline of at least sixth months.
Here is a snippet of the release:
University of Michigan men’s basketball senior guard/forward Isaiah Livers underwent successful surgery on his right foot today (Friday, April 2). In consultation with University of Michigan team physicians, the surgery was performed by Dr. David Porter at Methodist Sports Medicine Center in Carmel, Ind. Recovery time is expected to be a minimum of six months.
Following diagnostic imaging after the Wolverines’ Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal game against Maryland (March 13), a right foot stress injury was diagnosed. Livers has worn a protective boot and was maintaining rehab. After consultation with family and medical professionals, Livers elected to have surgery.
This is obviously a huge bummer for Livers, who will spend his next several months rehabbing instead of working out for NBA teams. It is technically possible that he could return for a fifth season given paused eligibility across the NCAA, but his road ahead is difficult regardless. It seems more likely than not that his time as a Wolverine is over and it stinks it has to end this way for a player who is as important as any to the program’s modern success.m,