Michigan's Jon Horford is week-to-week with knee injury, John Beilein not sure how long he'll be out
ANN ARBOR -- Michigan basketball coach John Beilein said he's still not completely sure how long his team will be without sophomore big man Jon Horford, but it doesn't appear he'll be back on the court incredibly soon.
On his radio show Monday night, Beilein classified Horford as "day-to-day, week-to-week" with a left knee injury.
"We don't know everything just yet," Beilein said. "The first look is that he's going to be out, but we don't know how long.
"It's day-to-day, week-to-week, whatever. He'll start rehabbing, the doctors will look at it with the swelling and see how much is there.
"That's all we know right now."
Horford left Saturday's 81-66 win over West Virginia with what Beilein described as a left kneecap dislocation.
Horford's left kneecap was dislocated midway through the first half, but was eventually popped back into place before the game ended. He spent the entire second half on the sidelines with crutches.
The 6-foot-10, 250-pound sophomore redshirted last season due to a broken bone in his foot, and missed time prior to the start of the 2012-13 campaign with a similar injury to his knee.
With Horford out for the foreseeable future, Beilein said redshirt freshman Max Bielfeldt will get a chance to work into Michigan's rotation.
"I love that kid," Beilein said, referring to Horford. "While I really feel bad for him, instead of moping about him I just think 'what a great opportunity this is for Max Bielfeldt right now.' You can't do anything about that situation except show (Horford) every day how you care, get him in the best shape you can stay in. The last time he was out he sat in a chair, worked on his jump shot, his hook shot. He did all those things.
"And then, what can we do to transition Max in as quickly as possible? That's the plan. Jon will fight through it. Hopefully Jon (will) be back before too long, we're just not going to know for a bit."
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