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AUBURN — Auburn basketball small forward Allen Flanigan will miss 12-14 weeks after undergoing surgery last Friday to repair a damaged right Achilles tendon, the team announced in a release Tuesday.

The injury was not basketball-related. The timeline provided by Auburn puts Flanigan on track to return at some point in December.

“Allen is one of our top players and top players in the SEC,” coach Bruce Pearl said. “I’m disappointed for him but know he will do everything in his power to get back and lead us this season.”

Flanigan was Auburn’s second-leading scorer last season as a sophomore, averaging 14.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game. He is the SEC’s fourth-leading returning scorer this year.

The successful surgery was performed at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham.

Twelve weeks from the day of the surgery (the supposed best-case scenario) will be Nov. 26. Auburn will be in the Bahamas Nov. 24-26 competing in the Battle 4 Atlantis, with a game against Connecticut on the first day followed by either Loyola Chicago or Michigan State on the second. The third and final day of the tournament is Nov. 26, the 12-week mark for Flanigan. Auburn will play one of four possible opponents that day: Arizona State, Syrcause, VCU or defending national champion Baylor.

Fourteen weeks from the day of the surgery (the supposed worst-case scenario) will be Dec. 10. Auburn is set to play Nebraska on Dec. 11 in Atlanta. Within the two-week range in which Flanigan is projected to return, the Tigers also host Central Florida and Yale.

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This article originally ran on annistonstar.com.

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