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Michigan Announces Tough Injury News For Freshman Franz Wagner

A University of Michigan flag is seen on the court prior to the 2014 Big Ten Men's Championship between the Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 16: A University of Michigan flag is seen on the court prior to the 2014 Big Ten Men's Championship between the Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 16, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Believe it or not, basketball season is nearly upon us. The NBA tips off on Tuesday while college hoops commences in early November.

Michigan basketball is expected to compete for a Big Ten title this season. The Wolverines are coming off a Sweet 16 loss to Texas Tech in last year's NCAA Tournament.

Unfortunately, Michigan will be without one of its incoming freshmen for a few weeks. Small forward Franz Wagner will miss 4-6 weeks due to a fracture in his right wrist. He will not require surgery.

Here's the team's official release:

Michigan head coach Juwan Howard spoke about the injury on Monday.

“While this is an unfortunate situation for Franz, we know he will make his return as soon as he is able,” said Howard, via Wolverines Wire. “We have the finest medical staff and trainers at Michigan so we know he is in good hands.”

Franz is the younger brother of former Michigan forward Moe Wagner. Moe played for the Wolverines from 2015 through the 2017 season. He was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2017 NBA Draft.

Franz isn't as tall as his older brother. The younger Wagner brother is 6-foot-7 while Moe checks in at 6-foot-11.

Michigan fans will have to wait until later this season to see Franz play.