As reported by multiple outlets this afternoon Maryland Terrapins reserve forward John Auslander will miss the remainder of the Terrapins season after being diagnosed with a broken left tibia.
While Auslander was not one of the Terrapins main contributors his loss will still have an affect on the Maryland bench as one less body will be available for Coach Turgeon and his staff to call on in game situations. Auslander, a former walk-on who received a scholarship from Coach Mark Turgeon this season, had begun earning his minutes having played in the last three games for Maryland, including a season high of 7 minutes in the Terrapins win over Monmouth, before suffering the injury that will keep him out the remainder of the Terrapins schedule. The 6’7″ forward from Herndon, VA was averaging 1.3 PPG and 4.0 minutes per contest for the Terps.
The loss of Auslander will provide the opportunity for another member of the Terrapins roster the chance to step up and fill the void left by Auslander’s absence. As all Terps fans learned this past football season, injuries are a part of the game and it is more of a question as to how a group will respond to the adversity facing a team when losing a member of their roster than it is about the loss of the player himself. We wish John a speedy recovery and look forward to his contributions to the program going forward.