What are the chances?
Another St. Charles East basketball standout is out for a lengthy period of time with the exact same injury -- a torn labrum.
Last November, Saints star Kendall Stephens, a Purdue recruit and one of the top five prospects in the state in the Class of 2013, tore his labrum. Although the 6-5 senior played through the injury for a month, ultimately it knocked Stephens out for the year as he missed the final three months of the season.
Now, five months later, junior Dom Adduci suffered the exact same injury. Although not as big of a name as Stephens, Adduci is still one of the better players returning in the Chicago area. Plus, he was poised to attract attention this spring and summer on the club circuit playing with Illinois Old School.
Although Aducci, a scoring point guard, will miss the entire AAU season, he is expected to be back by the time the season starts this November. He will undergo surgery to repair the labrum on Wednesday and will be back in 4-6 weeks.
The 5-10 junior is a two-year starter and an Upstate Eight River all-conference player who put together a big junior season. Aducci, who won two games this season at the buzzer, averaged 15 points and 3.5 rebounds a game while knocking down 55 three-pointers.
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