Michigan coach John Beilein says Caris LeVert practiced yesterday and would practice again today heading into Michigan State Saturday.

Michigan coach John Beilein says Caris LeVert practiced yesterday and would practice again today heading into Michigan State Saturday.

Caris LeVert has missed the last nine games for Michigan and John Beilein is in no mood to be guessing when or if his star will return to the lineup.

Heading into a critical match-up with Michigan State Saturday afternoon at Crisler Center, the only meeting between the rivals this season, the Wolverines remain unsure of LeVert's status.

I don't want to forecast it, I don't want to broadcast it," Beilein said Friday. "When he's ready, he's ready. 

"I'm telling you that I'm not lying to you, he's doing more every single day and yesterday was a big point."

Beilein said LeVert once again practiced Thursday and would do more in practice today depending on how he responds.

As junior point guard Derrick Walton Jr. put it, it's as simple as finding out when LeVert is playing at 100-percent, and of course pain free.

Last month Beilein recalled the Wolverines finally had a date in place in regards to LeVert's return to practice. 

Now, Michigan fans will simply have to play the waiting game and hope it's sooner than later, even if he misses Saturday's nationally televised bout with the Spartans.

"The biggest thing is all of the sudden everyone says he's going to come back and the projections and then he doesn't come back," Beilein said. "It's a privacy issue that when he's ready to play he's ready to play and that's the way it's going to go. It's fair to him, it's fair to everybody. 

"Once you start forecasting and he doesn't come or you forecast it and he comes early, well are you showing integrity? I don't have an idea. I don't know what the weather is going to be like tomorrow cause I haven't looked at the weather. I don't know if he's going to play so how can I forecast it. That's it."


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