Jon Horford back soon for Michigan

Updated: January 23, 2012, 5:27 PM ET
By Chantel Jennings | WolverineNation

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan coach John Beilein said Monday that 6-foot-10 sophomore forward Jon Horford, who has been out with a stress fracture in his right foot since Dec. 10, might play in the Wolverines' game Tuesday at Purdue.

"He's a little rusty as you can expect," Beilein said. "But he has practiced with us the last two days. We'll continue to monitor him and see what he does."

Horford didn't travel to the Wolverines' last road game at Arkansas on Saturday. He stayed in Ann Arbor for individual workouts and rehab.

Horford is averaging 2.7 points and 3.6 rebounds in 10.3 minutes per game. He's the Wolverines' leading shot-blocker at 1.0 per game.

"I think before we do anything, he has got to show in practice that he's really playing the best he can play," Beilein said. "But he's rusty."

Chantel Jennings covers the University of Michigan for ESPN.com.

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