Michigan coach John Beilein gives his update on Caris LeVert's health heading into Tuesday's battle with No. Maryland.

Michigan coach John Beilein gives his update on Caris LeVert's health heading into Tuesday's battle with No. Maryland.

Already up against one of the best teams in the country Tuesday night, Michigan could be without one of the nation's best players in Caris LeVert.
With No. 3 Maryland set to enter Crisler Center, the senior captain continues to deal with a lower leg injury, serious enough to force him out of the lineup for Michigan's last two games.
If John Beilein's comments Monday are any indication of what's to come against the Terrapins, well, things aren't looking good for the Wolverines.
"You all want your Caris report, which it seems we've been having an injury report here for about three years," Beilein opened with Monday. "The injury report is less pain every day, less yesterday. 
 
"We elected not to have him practice yesterday because let the healing try to complete itself." 
 
Michigan is 1-1 over the last two without LeVert, picking up a blowout win at home over Penn State before coming up short Thursday at No. 20 Purdue. 
 
Taking on a Maryland team sitting at 15-1 on the season, LeVert is very likely to be out for a third game in a row.
 
"I'm not optimistic about tomorrow," Beilein said. "The longer it goes, the longer he's going to need two or three days of practice or he won't be ready or we could risk further injury."
Making the most of the starting opportunity, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman pumped in 25-points to lead the Wolverines, shooting 10-of-16 from the field.
Against Maryland though, Beilein is looking for more with LeVert expected to be out of the game.
"We have some options we can use that maybe we wouldn't have used," Beilein said. "Now we've got to just put those in in games and say okay, here's your opportunity. Muhammad seized a great opportunity to play major minutes the other day. 
 
"Mark (Donnal) and D.J. (Wilson) both had some great opportunities and I'm confident they can play better, they can shoot from the outside. All these things that you might not have had to go to, you go to and our hope is every time they're getting a little bit better."

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