INDIANAPOLIS – Once again, Butler has been bitten by the injury bug during the summer.
On Friday the university announced that newly transferred guard Austin Etherington will miss 12-16 weeks after undergoing foot surgery on Thursday for an injury suffered during a summer workout.
Etherington spent his first three seasons with Indiana after a standout career at Hamilton Heights High School.
“It’s a tough blow for Austin, but we’re glad that the surgery went well,” said Butler head coach
Brandon Miller in a statement release by the university. “He’s overcome adversity in the past, and we’re confident that he will make a full recovery.
“We’re looking forward to his return, and we’re excited about the contribution he’ll make to our program this season.”
A similar situation happened last summer when guard Roosevelt Jones broke his wrist during the Bulldogs’ trip to Australia and was forced to miss the season. His absence is a big reason why the Bulldogs struggled to a 4-14 Big East record in their first season in the conference.
Etherington has dealt with a major injury before in his college career having torn his ACL early in the 2012-2013 season while at Indiana. He returned this past season mainly in a reserve role for the Hoosiers, averaging 2 point and 1.6 rebounds a game.