Thursday September 10th, 2015

Michigan guard Zak Irvin will miss six to eight weeks after having a back procedure, head coach John Beilein announced on Wednesday.

Irvin, a junior, will have the procedure at the University of Michigan Hospital. The Wolverines did not disclose when the procedure would take place.

“We expect a 100 percent recovery for Zak after this procedure,” Beilein ​said. “We will not rush his return; but given Zak’s work habits and determined attitude, we anticipate he will be back on the court and at full speed sometime near the beginning of our season.”

As a sophomore last season, Irvin averaged 14.3 points and 4.8 rebounds as his playing time jumped from 15.4 minutes per game as a freshman to 36.3. Irvin scored in double figures in 27 of 32 games and, along with Spike Albrecht, was named the Wolverines’ most valuable player.

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Michigan finished 16–16 and missed the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2009–2010.

The Wolverines will open the 2015–2016 season on Nov. 13 against Northern Michigan.

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