Statement: Hatch Unlikely To Play Basketball This Season

By Dean Pantazi

Statement: Hatch Unlikely To Play Basketball This Season

November 30, 2011 Updated Nov 30, 2011 at 12:32 AM EST

FORT WAYNE (Indiana's NewsCenter) - The family of Canterbury basketball star Austin Hatch issued a statement Tuesday indicating he will not be returning to the court this season.

The statement read "Austin continues to make great strides in his rehabilitation; this first year is vital to the recovery process. As a result, it is unlikely that Austin's physicians will clear him to play basketball this season."

Hatch was severely injured in a June private plane crash in Michigan that claimed the lives of his parents

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