Juwan Howard discusses absence of Michigan's Eli Brooks, updates injury status after loss
Michigan lost its first game of the season Saturday, dropping the game against Minnesota in blowout fashion on the road.
A lot of things went wrong for the Wolverines in the game, including turning the ball over 20 times against the Gophers. Michigan was unable to make up for those miscues offensively, finishing 6-for-22 (27.3%) from three-point range.
One notable absence from the loss was senior guard Eli Brooks for the Wolverines. Brooks had started in every game for the Wolverines, but missed Saturday’s game with what was classified as a foot injury.
After the game, head coach Juwan Howard said the team missed Brooks as a stabilizing presence when Minnesota went on some of the runs during the game. Howard also indicated the injury is day-to-day for Brooks, so hopefully it isn’t a long term absence for the senior leader.
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Brooks is sixth on the team in scoring with 8.7 points per game. He is also averaging 2.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists to go along with a 37% shooting percentage from three-point range.
Hopefully, the Wolverines get Brooks back quickly.