Michigan forward Max Bielfeldt out with an ankle sprain, may miss 'a week or two'
ANN ARBOR -- Michigan redshirt freshman forward Max Bielfeldt was not in uniform Tuesday, and his status moving forward is up in the air.
Bielfeldt suffered a right ankle sprain during the latter portion of practice Monday, and Michigan coach John Beilein says he's not sure, exactly, when he'll be able to get back in the lineup.
"He ended up spraining his ankle with about a half hour left in practice (Monday), and it's a pretty good sprain," Beilein said after the team's 73-41 win over Western Michigan. "We don't know whether he'll be available Saturday (against) Arkansas.
"I know it's (swelling) up pretty good, and I don't think he'll be (practicing) tomorrow or the next day -- there's a chance for Saturday, but we're hoping it's not more serious than a week or two."
Bielfeldt took in Michigan's win over WMU from the sidelines in street clothes, with a protective walking boot on his right foot.
The injury seems to have come at a particularly bad time for Bielfeldt, who saw extended minutes for the first time Saturday during Michigan's win at Bradley.
The 6-foot-7, 240-pound power forward has appeared in five games this season -- he's scored 6 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in 31 total minutes of action.