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Sport Michigan basketball's Franz Wagner to miss 4-6 weeks with fractured right wrist

00:06  22 october  2019
00:06  22 october  2019 Source:   freep.com

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Michigan basketball freshman Franz Wagner is expected to miss four to six weeks with a fractured right wrist, the team announced Monday afternoon.

The injury does not require surgery.

The Wolverines expect Wagner "to make a full recovery."

"While this is an unfortunate situation for Franz, we know he will make his return as soon as he is able," said Juwan Howard in a released statement. "We have the finest medical staff and trainers at Michigan so we know he is in good hands."

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Wagner, the younger brother of former star Moritz Wagner and part of Michigan's two-man freshman class, is expected to be a significant contributor this season.

Michigan guard Franz Wagner (21) practices during media day at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019.© Junfu Han, Detroit Free Press Michigan guard Franz Wagner (21) practices during media day at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019.

He chose to sign with the Wolverines over continuing a professional career in Germany with Alba Berlin.

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Eric Gordon underwent successful surgery this morning to repair his fractured right ring finger. Gordon sustained the injury during the third quarter of last His expected timetable to return is 4 - 6 weeks . Gordon, 6-4, 215, has appeared in 41 games this season for New Orleans, averaging 14.9 points, 2.7

Franz Wagner , a 2019 forward and brother of former Michigan Wolverine star Moritz Wagner , is heading to Ann Arbor to play for new head “ Franz gives us another talented guard with size who possesses a wonderful basketball IQ and a growing skillset that could be impactful for us right away.”

The four-to-six-week timetable would include U-M's first eight or so games. The Wolverines play Appalachian State, Creighton and Elon within the first four weeks; within the first six weeks, they also play Houston Baptist, Iowa State (and two more games at the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament) and at Louisville as part of the ACC/Big Ten challenge.

Wagner is considered one of the top shooters on a team that already lacked outside shooting.

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This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Michigan basketball's Franz Wagner to miss 4-6 weeks with fractured right wrist

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