Injury Bug Bites Again: Horton Out WIth Sprained Knee

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan men's basketball program has announced junior guard Daniel Horton (Cedar Hills, Texas/Cedar Hill HS) is anticipated to be out for four weeks with a sprained left knee.

U-M team physician Dr. James E. Carpenter stated today (Thursday, Dec. 9), "Based on evaluations, it has been determined that Daniel Horton has a partial ligament sprain and associated swelling in the knee. We anticipate that this ligament will heal, and his swelling will resolve over the course of the next few weeks. I anticipate that he will not be released for full activity for approximately one month."

Horton will undergo rehabilitation under the guidance of the U-M athletic medical staff to build strength in the knee. Horton injured the knee in practice Sunday (Dec. 5) while running a drill when a teammate fell into his left knee.

"We are very fortunate to have the caliber of medical professionals available to us that we have here at Michigan," said U-M coach Tommy Amaker. "We will obviously follow their guidance and advice as Daniel rehabilitates his knee."

Horton, the 2004 NIT Most Valuable Player, played in 71 straight games for U-M before his injury, starting 69 of those contests. He has averaged 13.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.6 steals in his career.

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