Michigan Basketball Trainer Tom Izzo speaks out of media after winning 71-60 over Rutgers on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, in East Lansing.
Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press

EAST LANSING – Kyle Arens sat on Thursday as No. 10 in Michigan basketball prepared for the 7th Michigan Sunday.

really got into work: Nick Ward.

Young forward did not take part in passing with his teammates, but made light guns with both hands around the basket. His surgically repaired left arm was wrapped in a bracket, the same brace that he wore on the bench on Wednesday, during the victory of the MSU over Rutgers.

It was joyful when coach Tom Izo saw, he said after practice, but he added Ward. does not have an established date for returning from the destruction of the hair that he suffered in a victory over Ohio.

Nick Ward while waking up to the game against Rutgers at Breslin Center on Wednesday. (Photo 11: Rey Del Rio, Getty Images)

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"I looked at his hand, and it looked very good for me, "said Izzo. – I saw him run – he looked like he was working pretty well. I've been to Nick for 2½ years to develop my right hand. Now God took it in his own. He will do it for me.

"But I appreciated how Nick decided this matter. He was very enjoyable and very helpful for the younger guys, so we just hold his fingers. I do not think that someone knows how long it will be, but we know about the parameters of the earliest. Unfortunately, I'm not sure that we know the parameters of the latter. But we just keep hoping that every day it gets better. "

Izzo said that a 6-foot 9,245-pound big man hopes to shed a few pounds at his exit. Ward joked about that Monday, the day after the operation.

"Running is lifted, all this type of things," he said about his rehab program. "You never know, I could come back with a 6 pack or something. Now I will be right-handed, 6 packs – I'll return to the new and improved. "

Spartans (22-5, 13-3 Great Tens) face the Wolverine (23-3, 12-3) 15:45 Sunday in the center of Crisler in Ann Arbor (CBS). This is the first of two meetings of two rivals in the two-week period, with the return of the game to Breslin Center on March 9. The teams were assigned to the first place at the conference, after Michigan beat Minnesota on Thursday.

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Kyle Arens of Michigan State sent to basket against Minnesota on February 9 in East Lansing. (Photo 11: Al Goldis, A.P.)