Michigan's Jordan Morgan to get X-rays on his injured right ankle Monday
Michigan coach John Beilein told reporters on the Big Ten coaches' teleconference Monday morning that he was still waiting word on the severity of Morgan's injury.
"He was going to have X-rays this morning, we got back very late last night," said Beilein, whose team won at Illinois, 74-60, on Sunday. "That's a big downside of this new Sunday night game, we got back at midnight.
"We didn't have time for X-rays then, but he was going to have X-rays this morning."
Morgan was limited to just two minutes Sunday against Illinois after going down with a right ankle injury early in the first half.
After being helped into the locker room, Morgan eventually returned to the team's bench -- without any noticeable cast or brace on his ankle -- but never went back into the game.
The 6-foot-8 junior from Detroit has made 87 starts at Michigan, and has started all 20 games for the Wolverines this season at center. He's averaging 6.4 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.
With Morgan stuck on the sideline due to injury, Beilein rotated freshman forward Mitch McGary, sophomore Jon Horford and redshirt freshman Max Bielfeldt at center against Illinois.
The trio combined for 17 points and 14 rebounds -- with Horford seeing most of the minutes, finishing with 17.
Earlier this season, Beilein elected to sit junior Tim Hardaway Jr. for a game against Central Michigan due to a lingering ankle issue.
Beilein was asked if he'd consider doing the same thing with Morgan (even if he's somewhat healthy) on Wednesday when the Wolverines host Northwestern.
That, he said, isn't an option. If he's healthy he'll play, if not, he won't.
"If he's able to go, we'll need every man on deck for Northwestern," he said. "Without question."
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