Tom Izzo felt good about how his team played against Tennessee in a recent closed scrimmage. However, Jaden Akins’ status for the first few games of the season is up in the air until he can practice for at least 4-5 days in a row.

Detroit Free Press’ Chris Solari shared the news about what Izzo had to say on it. Izzo stated that he doesn’t want to rush things with Akins.

“We’re not going to take any chances with JadenDo I think he has a chance to play? Yeah. The problem is those games come so fast and furious, we’re gonna have to figure out just how he is. He’ll be in good shape. That’s the one thing that’s been good about it, he’s worked his tail off so far.”

Akins is recovering from a stress reaction in his left foot. Stay tuned for more updates as we’ll see if Akins gets cleared by the team’s season opener on Nov. 7.