Michigan's Jordan Morgan sits with ankle injury, still questionable for No. 3 Indiana on Saturday
And though they survived, the top-ranked Wolverines may still have to find a way without Morgan -- who sat out the team's 68-46 win over Northwestern with a right ankle sprain -- on Saturday when they visit No. 3 Indiana.
"I don't know, he walked around pretty well (Wednesday) I think, he's got a boot on," Michigan coach John Beilein said after the game. "I think he's responded really well (since the injury).
"I'm not sure (if he'll be able to play at Indiana) until we see something over the next couple days."
Morgan wasn't in uniform for the first time since sitting out his true freshman season (2009-10) as a redshirt player. He sat on the bench, wearing his game warmups, with a walking boot around his right ankle.
He was not using crutches, and seemed to be moving fine, something Beilein said he was impressed with given the gruesome look of the injury on Sunday at Illinois.
"It's a credit to (strength and conditioning coach Jon Sanderson), all the work that he does with rehab and ankle mobility, kids bounce back much more (these days)," Beilein said. "I think that's a break -- from what I saw on (the replay) -- if it's 10 or 20 years ago, certainly if you're wearing Chuck Taylor's, it's broken.
"He's really done a great job in the weight room to prevent further injury."
Beilein said Morgan did not go through any live workouts during practice Tuesday.
On Wednesday, Michigan started sophomore Jon Horford at center, and continued to use freshman Mitch McGary in a role off the bench.
Horford finished with 10 points and 7 rebounds in 20 minutes, while McGary added 6 points and 11 boards in 15 minutes.
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