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Caris LeVert back on his feet as NBA draft approaches

May 31, 2016

ANN ARBOR — After a year derailed by injury and two months in a walking boot, Caris Levert is back on his feet.

In a video posted on Instagram, the former Michigan guard is out of the boot and seen strengthening his surgically repaired left foot.

Having missed the second half of his senior season at U-M with the injury, LeVert underwent surgery on March 22 to address a Jones fracture to the fifth metatarsal in his left foot.

As he prepares for the June 23 NBA Draft, LeVert is working to prove that his health is worth investing in.

Two weeks ago, the 6-foot-7 guard traveled to Draft Combine in Chicago to undergo X-Rays, CT scans and an MRI at a Chicago hospital, and provide results for interested NBA teams. While in Chicago, he said he met with around 15 teams.

LeVert went through that week still on crutches. At the time, he said he’d remain on them for four more weeks.

Now, though, LeVert’s video post on Instagram shows his rehabilitation is officially underway.

Hampered by those left foot problems, LeVert played 33 of a possible 68 games over the last two seasons at Michigan. After sustaining a stress fracture in his left foot at the end of his sophomore season, he suffered a full fracture in the same foot midway through his junior year and a another fracture as a senior.

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