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Michigan coach 'not optimistic' ailing star Caris LeVert will play vs. Maryland

Michigan guard Caris LeVert reacts after making a 3-pointer in the second half against Xavier on Nov. 20.
Michigan guard Caris LeVert reacts after making a 3-pointer in the second half against Xavier on Nov. 20. (Tony Ding / Associated Press)

Guard Caris LeVert could miss the Michigan men's basketball team's game Tuesday against No. 3 Maryland for the second straight season.

Coach John Beilein said he is "not optimistic" that the Wolverines star, who injured his lower left leg against Illinois on Dec. 30 and sat out Michigan's win over Penn State on Jan. 2 and loss Thursday at Purdue, will play against the Terps. He did not practice Sunday.

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"The longer it goes, the more he's going to need two to three days to practice or he won't be ready and could risk further injury," Beilein told reporters Monday.

LeVert leads Michigan with 17.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game. He suffered a season-ending left foot injury last January and missed Maryland's 66-56 win in February at Xfinity Center.

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