Auburn’s Allen Flanigan out 12-14 weeks after successful Achilles procedure

The following is a press release from Auburn Athletics.

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn junior guard Allen Flanigan had a successful procedure last Friday to repair his right Achilles after suffering a non-basketball related trauma recently. Flanigan’s surgery was performed at the Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Center at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham. The Southeastern Conference’s fourth leading returning scorer, Flanigan is expected to miss 12-14 weeks.

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

As a sophomore in 2020-21, Flanigan averaged 14.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists while starting in all 27 games. The most improved scorer in the SEC last season, Flanigan was one of three players in the league to average 14.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.

“It’s an unfortunate situation, but I trust that God has a plan,” Flanigan said. “I’m going to work hard to get back stronger and better than ever.”

Auburn opens the 2021-22 season on Tuesday, November 9 when it hosts Morehead State.