Allen Flanigan is out for 12-14 weeks. How might Auburn basketball handle his absence?

Bruce Pearl's Tigers will most likely be down a veteran leader for multiple games in the early portion of the season. Let's look at how the lineup could manage the situation.

SF Allen Flanigan (Shanna Lockwood/Auburn Athletics)

Auburn basketball’s loaded 2021-22 roster won’t be at full strength at the start of its upcoming season.

On Tuesday afternoon, the program announced that Allen Flanigan underwent surgery last Friday to repair his right Achilles tendon and would be expected to miss the next 12 to 14 weeks.

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

In the announcement, Auburn noted that Flanigan had suffered “a non-basketball related trauma” recently. According to Mark Murphy of Inside the Auburn Tigers, Flanigan’s injury happened when he was hit by someone riding a scooter on campus.

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

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