Michigan C Austin Davis out indefinitely as Wolverines prepare for B1G play
Michigan will be down one starter ahead of the start of B1G play, head coach Juwan Howard announced on Friday.
The player in question is starting center Austin Davis who sustained a foot injury in Wednesday’s game against Toledo. According to Howard, Davis will miss an extended period of time, labeling it weeks out as opposed to a day-to-day injury. Fortunately, he did not label it as a season-ending injury, providing hope Davis may be back some point during conference play.
Coach Juwan Howard has just updated the media that Austin Davis is dealing with a Plantar Fasciitis injury that will result in considerable time missed. ”Extended weeks rather than day to day.”
— Wolverine Sports TV (@WolvSportsTV) December 11, 2020
Juwan Howard on Austin Davis: "Right now, he’s going to be out for extended weeks. I’m not quite sure as for how long. But I know it’s not day-to-day.”
In a release, Howard said, "We were glad to hear that there is a possibility of his return at the appropriate time."
— Orion Sang (@orion_sang) December 11, 2020
The 6-foot-10 senior out of Onsted, Michigan is averaging 6.0 points and 3.6 rebounds in 12.4 minutes played. Davis has started all five games for the Wolverines this season.
While the loss of Davis hurts Michigan’s depth, the Wolverines are blessed to have freshman Hunter Dickinson showing out early. The 7-foot-1 center is averaging 14.8 points off the bench, the second-best scoring output on the team, and leads the team with 7.4 rebounds.
Hopefully Davis is able to return, but Dickinson looks primed to slide into the starting lineup and will get to face some tough matchups around the B1G early on.
The Wolverines are set to begin B1G play Sunday at home against Penn State. Tipoff is set for 2 pm EST on BTN.