In the aftermath of Caris LeVert's season-ending injury near the end of Michigan's win over Northwestern on Saturday night, Michigan is looking to regroup and play with a next-man-up mentality.
The Wolverines (11-7, 4-2 Big Ten) play at Rutgers on Tuesday.
Michigan coach John Beilein revealed Monday morning that LeVert has a complete fracture in his left foot — the same foot and same bone that suffered a stress fracture near the end of last season and kept LeVert out for most of the summer.
LeVert is scheduled to have surgery this week and faces a 12-week recovery and rehabilitation period. It's unclear whether LeVert, who had himself evaluated for a possible early entry to the NBA draft, will return for his senior season at UM.
"We have to regroup and try to get better every single day with Caris out for the season," Beilein said Monday on the Big Ten coaches teleconference. "It's a great opportunity — that's what I told the team yesterday. Caris took 19 shots, so there are 19 shots available. He played 39 minutes, so there's 39 minutes available.
"As bad as we feel for Caris, great opportunity for other young men to grow."
LeVert, a 6-foot-7 guard, led the Wolverines in points, rebounds, assists, blocks, steals and minutes played this season.