And it doesn't look like he will be returning to basketball activities anytime soon.
"He checks in a few times a week," Michigan coach John Beilein said. "There is still no official rehab started. He checks in to make sure he is with us. Obviously checking in his study halls and his classes."
McGary, who was seen walking around during the Wolverines' 75-67 win over Iowa on Wednesday, isn't quite ready to be on the bench said Beilein, due to his emotional movements during the game.
"My biggest concern with him being on the bench is his natural inclination to jump up and down," Beilein said. " You know, hug his teammates, do these things. There is still period here where he is extremely dormant while(his back) repairs itself."
But overall, Beilein said his star forward is handling his injury with a positive outlook.
"He's doing good. His attitude is good. He looks really sharp on the bench," Beilein said. "I wish he was in a different uniform."
If there was a chance or even talks that McGary could come back this season, Beilein said he hasn't had that conversation yet.
"I haven't talked about it one time," Beilein said.
And when No. 21 Michigan (14-4, 6-0 Big Ten) travels to No. 3 Michigan State (18-1, 7-0) this Saturday, don't expect McGary to make the trip to support either.
"My thought maybe in that environment -- we need him back here watching on TV," Beilein said.