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Max Bielfeldt injury: Michigan forward expected to miss Arkansas game

Bielfeldt, the redshirt freshman, will miss the Wolverines' contest against the Razorbacks on Saturday with a sprained ankle.

Gregory Shamus

As the No. 3 Michigan Wolverines try to stay unbeaten against the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday, they will not have the services of redshirt freshman forward Max Bielfeldt, who is still nursing a sprained ankle injury according to a report from Nick Baumgardner of MLive.com on Friday.

Bielfeldt injured his ankle in the team's practice on Monday, according to the report, and was wearing a protective boot on the sidelines during Michigan's 73-41 victory over the Western Michigan Broncos on Tuesday night. In his place, sophomore Jon Horford could see an increased role, head coach John Beilein said in the article.

Beilfeldt is averaging 1.2 points per game and 2.8 rebounds per game in about six minutes of play per night this season. Bielfeldt provides valuable minutes alongside forward Jordan Morgan. Horford, who is scoring 1.9 points per game and grabbing 1.9 rebounds per night in just under nine minutes of action per game, could see those minutes increase.

The Wolverines tipoff against Arkansas at home on Saturday at 12 p.m. ET. The game can be seen on CBS.