John Beilein: Caris LeVert has 'complete fracture' in foot, 100 percent recovery is expected

ANN ARBOR -- Less than 24 hours after officially announcing that a foot injury has Caris LeVert's 2014-15 basketball season, John Beilein offered a few more specifics on Monday.

"So it's the same foot, same bone, everything, but the first fracture was not a fracture -- it was stress-related thing which showed it would fracture there," Beilein said on the weekly Big Ten coaches teleconference. "This time, it was a complete fracture. We're very optimistic. Doctors have told us (there will be a) 100 percent recovery."

Michigan announced Sunday afternoon that the 6-foot-7 guard will have foot surgery this week and will miss the remainder of the season following a 12-week recovery and rehabilitation period. He had surgery on the same foot this past May.

Beilein said Monday that LeVert "re-injured the same foot that he had a stress fracture in last year."

LeVert leads Michigan with 14.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. He also boasts a team-high 32 steals and seven blocks in 35.8 minutes per game.

The fracture in LeVert's foot occurred in the closing moments of Michigan's win over Northwestern on Saturday night.

"Now he's out for the season and we have to regroup and try to get better every single day," Beilein said.

Brendan F. Quinn covers University of Michigan basketball and football. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on Wolverines hoops. He can be contacted at bquinn@mlive.com