Guard Chris Austin injures leg in game against Southern Utah

By Kate Cuadrado | March 27, 2022 6:39pm
Chris Austin driving with the ball in a game on 11/1.
Media Credit: Marek Corsello / The Beacon

On March 26 men’s basketball guard Chris Austin was carried out of a game against Southern Utah due to a serious leg injury in his lower leg, as reported by the Oregonian.

Vice President for Athletics Scott Leykam said in a tweet that Austin is expected to make a full recovery. 

The injury occurred in the second half with a little over 13 minutes left. The game was paused for 15 minutes while Austin was carried out by paramedics. 

The game was a part of The Basketball Classic tournament which the Pilots entered last weekend. With a hard fought loss to Southern Utah, the men's basketball team has finished their postseason. The final score was 66-77. 

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