Injured Michigan forward Jon Horford dresses vs. Iowa, but still not ready to return to game action
ANN ARBOR -- Michigan sophomore forward Jon Horford was in full uniform Sunday when the Wolverines hosted Iowa.
But the 6-foot-10, 250-pound big man still isn't ready to return to game action, according to coach John Beilein.
"He wanted to dress," Beilein said after the game. "He's getting closer and closer, so, we'll push him a little bit harder this week.
"He hasn't practiced (full-speed) in full court yet. But he's been all-out in halfcourt."
Horford continues to rehab from the dislocated left kneecap injury he suffered last month during a win over West Virginia in Brooklyn.
Sporting a large knee brace Sunday, Horford took the floor with his teammates and ran through warmup drills without any noticeable limitations.
Asked earlier this week how his progress was coming along, Horford said he fully intended to be back out on the court at some point this season for the Wolverines, and that his injury may have been a result of rushing back too quickly from a previous knee problem earlier in the year.
This time, Horford appears to be taking his time, while also making strong strides.
"This isn't (season-ending), I'm definitely coming back to play," Horford said. "It's just a matter of getting the strength back and feeling comfortable."
Horford has played mostly as Michigan's third big man this season, and is considered one of the team's best post defenders.
He's averaging 1.8 points and 2.1 rebounds in 8.7 minutes per game.
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