Michigan's Jon Horford returns to full court practice, could play vs. Nebraska on Wednesday
ANN ARBOR -- Jon Horford could be back in action for the Michigan basketball team Wednesday.
Horford, who has missed the team's past four games with a knee injury, has returned to practice and might be able to play when the second-ranked Wolverines (15-0, 2-0) host Nebraska (7 p.m., Big Ten Network) Wednesday night.
"He practiced (Monday) and he's going to practice (Tuesday)," Michigan coach John Beilein said Tuesday. "He'll practice full-court, and we'll see.
"He could (possibly) be (available for Nebraska on Wednesday)."
The 6-foot-10, 250-pound sophomore suffered a dislocated left kneecap during a win over West Virginia last month in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was in uniform for the first time since the injury Sunday when the Wolverines beat Iowa at home.
Though Horford didn't play, he took part in the team's warmups, wearing a large knee brace the whole time.
Horford sat out most of last season with a broken bone in his foot, eventually resulting in a medical redshirt year.
In 10 games this season, Horford is averaging 1.8 points and 2.1 rebounds per game as Michigan's third big man. Should he return to action, he'll likely compete with redshirt freshman Max Bielfeldt for frontcourt minutes behind Jordan Morgan and Mitch McGary.
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