by Bill DiFilippo / @bflip33
The Michigan Wolverines may have beaten Minnesota last night, but it came at the loss of one of the team’s most important players.
Sophomore forward Glenn Robinson III suffered an injured left ankle in the second half that held him out for the remainder of the team’s 63-60 victory. At the time of his injury, Robinson had 6 points and 4 blocks in 20 minutes of action.
Losing Robinson would be a devastating blow to an already depleted Wolverine frontcourt, as sophomore forward Mitch McGary may miss the remainder of the season after having back surgery.
Robinson went to the locker room with the team’s trainer after landing awkwardly and limping to the bench shortly after halftime. He did not return, although he tested his ankle by jogging on the sideline during a timeout.
“He did something with that ankle,” coach John Beilein said after the game. “I’m not sure what it is. He tried to run down the hallway. He tried to run on the sideline. … Why make it worse?”
There’s no word on how long Robinson, who is second on the team with 13.5 points per game, will be out, but the team has said it’s uncertain whether he will be able to play when the Wolverines take on Northwestern on Sunday.