Horford done for season, Brundidge back

February, 24, 2012
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Michigan sophomore forward Jon Horford is officially done for the season.

John Beilein, the fifth-year Michigan men's basketball coach, said Horford will continue to work out and rehabilitate the stress fracture suffered in his right foot in December, but he will not play in a game again this season.

"We're working him hard in the halfcourt, thinking about the future," Beilein said. "I don't think it makes much sense (to play him). I don't think it's fair to him."

This will preserve a potential medical redshirt for Horford -- and also goes along with the Grand Ledge, Mich. native's wishes. Horford told WolverineNation four weeks ago he did not plan to play again this season unless the coaches approached him and asked him to.

He felt he had missed too much time and wanted to save the year -- combined with the fact that he still wasn't completely healthy.

Meanwhile, freshman guard Carlton Brundidge seems closer to being available. He practiced fully Thursday for the first time in almost a month and expects him to be able to play Saturday against Purdue.

"He was sick before our last trip, had an upper respiratory infection before our last trip so we didn't take him," Beilein said. "But he practiced well yesterday."

Brundidge was initially sidelined with asthma-related issues.

Michael Rothstein | email

ESPN Detroit Lions reporter

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