Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Auger Out for Season With Shoulder Injury

Boy, you just hate to see this. Just days before the start of the Division III (Class M) boys basketball season, one of the state's best young players has suffered a season-ending injury.

"Mike Auger is out for the season with a torn labrum" said Hopkinton head coach Dave Chase.

Auger, a 6'5" forward for Hopkinton, is the #2 ranked sophomore in the NHIAA. He has really improved his game a lot over the course of the spring and summer by playing for the Mass Rivals AAU program. He now has the ability to face-up, knock down shots and put the ball on the floor in addition to a strong inside game.

This a tough blow for the Hawks as well as Auger, who is a talented player and a very hard worker. He would have been one of the top players in D-III this year. With Auger healthy, not only would Hopkinton have one of the division's best players but they would be returning 4 starters and 10 players off last year's playoff team. They will still be a good team, but Auger is their go-to-guy and leading rebounder as well.

Auger is having surgery on Wednesday, best of luck to him with the surgery and recovery.

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