Isaiah Livers says it will be 'miraculous' to return from injury for NCAA Tournament
Isaiah Livers isn’t sure when he’ll be able to return to the floor, but he’s hoping it’s the NCAA Tournament.
Livers has been ruled out indefinitely after suffering a foot injury. He underwent an MRI following Michigan’s win over Maryland in the B1G Tournament on Friday. It’s still unclear when the senior will be able to return this season, if at all. Averaging over 13 points per game, the Wolverines miss one of their top scorers.
Speaking on WTKA’s The Michigan Insider, Livers said he’s not really sure when he’ll be back on the floor. However, he’s holding on to hope that it will be sometime during the NCAA Tournament.
“We could put it to a chance,” Livers said, per The Detroit News. “I wouldn’t say it’s expected, just talking with the doctors and talking with Coach (Juwan) Howard. But if I do (return), that’s miraculous.”
While he was out for the B1G Tournament, Livers was wearing a protective boot and has started rehabbing.
“The world is full of possibilities. You honestly never know, but it’s definitely one of those things where it takes a minute to fully recover,” Livers said. “That will be the huge question. Coach Howard, my family and my trainer will speak of that in the coming weeks. If I can feel good enough, if I feel good to go, then you know I’m out there because we’re going to make a tourney run and I want to be with this team.”
Michigan missed Livers in Saturday’s 68-67 loss to Ohio State. He’s one of the team’s top 3-point shooters and provides the Wolverines with another scorer and additional depth.
The Wolverines are a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.