Michigan already is missing one of its most experienced frontcourt players.
Now, the Wolverines will be without one of their freshmen, as D.J. Wilson will miss some key development time.
Coach John Beilein announced Wednesday that Wilson, a 6-foot-9 forward, will miss four to six weeks after having surgery on his broken right pinky finger.
“This is an unfortunate injury for D.J.,” Beilein said. “However, we have the best training and medical staff here at UM, so we know he is in good hands. We anticipate a speedy recovery so D.J. will be back and at 100 percent when we start our September workouts.”
Senior Max Bielfeldt is recovering from hip surgery earlier this summer, leaving Ricky Doyle and Mark Donnal as the main post players for the Wolverines’ exhibition tour in Italy beginning Aug. 15.
Wilson will travel with the team but will not participate in the four-game schedule. He averaged 13.9 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.1 blocks last season at Capital Christian School out of Sacramento, California.