Graduating Michigan senior Caris Levert underwent left foot surgery on Saturday and is expected to make a full recovery by the end of the summer, the school announced.
It will be his third leg surgery in 22 months.
“After a full evaluation, we [my family and I] discussed the most appropriate options for helping me and my injury as I move forward with my basketball career,” LeVert said in a statement. “After much prayer and family conversations, we were confident it was the right time to have this procedure done to make sure I reduce the possibility of injuries in the future.”
LeVert was a preseason All-Big Ten selection and averaged 14.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 15 games this season before injuring his leg in December. He will likely miss May’s scouting combine, and could slip to the second round of the NBA draft in July.
– Kenny Ducey