Cadougan out four to six months

According to a Marquette press release, men’s basketball player Junior Cadougan suffered an injury to his Achilles tendon, likely putting an end to his 2009-10 season.

The freshman point guard was injured during team conditioning drills Thursday afternoon and will undergo surgery sometime next week. The healing process for this injury ranges anywhere from four to six months.

Cadougan, a Toronto native, was highly touted for his ball-handling, passing ability and decision-making on the floor. Although he was cleared only a month ago by NCAA Clearinghouse, he likely would have entered the season as team’s No. 1 option at point guard.

Cadougan attended high school at Christian Life Center Academy in Texas, where he averaged 22.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 steals per game in 37 games. Highly recruited by many, Cadougan chose the Golden Eagles over the likes of Memphis, Wake Forest, Louisville and Texas.

The loss of Cadougan comes during tough times as earlier in the week sophomore Darius Johnson-Odom sprained a ligament in his left foot, sidelining him for at least a month. With the two newcomers on the bench for the beginning of the season, coach Buzz Williams now has limited options at the guard position.

Barring injury, David Cubillan, Maurice Acker and junior college transfer Dwight Buycks will pick up the slack for a Marquette team known for stellar guard play.

With Cadougan out, the Golden Eagles are down to nine healthy scholarship players.