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McGary (back) has started running again as he recovers from back surgery, reports.

McGary had already been stretching and able to shoot again but that he's running is a good sign of the progress he's making. It's still an outside shot he returns this season, but it's possible if the recovery continues as planned and the Wolverines make a deep run into the tournament.

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February 10, 2014

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McGary (back) has begun his rehab from December back surgery, but a timetable is still not available, ESPN reports.

McGary is likely hoping to return in March and help his team through the tournament, although the most likely scenario is still that he'll miss the remainder of the season.

December 27, 2013

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McGary will undergo back surgery and is highly unlikely to return this season, ESPN's Jeff Goodman reports.

McGary garnered considerable NBA buzz after a monstrous showing in his six NCAA tournament games as a freshman, but it's safe to say his stock has tumbled quite a bit with recurring back issues set to cost him most of his sophomore season. The 6-foot-10 big man will be a massive loss for a Wolverines squad that has gotten off to a subpar 7-4 start in 2013-14 following the departure of Player of the Year Trey Burke.

December 24, 2013

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McGary is dealing with an undisclosed injury that caused him to miss the Wolverines win over Stanford and could keep him out of Saturday's matchup against Holy Cross, reports.

McGary has struggled with injuries early on this season and his owners and the Wolverines will hope he's rejuvinated for conference play. He's been a terrific rebounder for Michigan this season averaging 8.3 rebounds in just 24.8 minutes per game this season.

December 12, 2013

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McGary nearly had what might have been his best game of the season in a win over Houston Baptist Saturday, scoring 12 points and adding nine rebounds, six assists, four steals and a block in just 23 minutes played.

Another one of Michigan's talented sophomores, McGary will be key in leading Michigan to a deep tournament run this coming March.

December 5, 2013

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McGary pulled down 14 boards and scored 15 points in Michigan's loss to Duke Tuesday.

McGary has been a solid big man for the maize and blue, putting in over 25 minutes per game this season. If he keeps improving he may average a double-double by seasons end.

November 25, 2013

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McGary scored 14 points and added 12 rebounds three assists, two blocks and a steal in a win over Florida State on Saturday.

The sophomore played a big role in the Wolverines overtime win, playing 33 minutes as he appears to be rounding into form after starting the season with a back injury.

November 7, 2013

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McGary (lower back) will miss Michigan's season opener Friday against UMass-Lowell,'s Jeff Goodman reports.

McGary, who was named a preseason All-American following his huge NCAA tournament last season, has been sidelined for the Wolverines' entire exhibition schedule and it's still uncertain when he might make his season debut. Though McGary's back has reportedly improved over the last month, coach John Beilein wants to exercise caution to make sure the big man doesn't suffer any sort of setback by returning too early from injury.