Michigan recruit continues to recover from plane crash

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The health of Austin Hatch, an Indiana high school hoops star who committed to Michigan, continues to improve after surviving a plane crash that killed his father and stepmother last month.

He’s taking part in physical, occupational and speech therapies in the hopes of making a full recovery from the brain injuries, punctured lung and broken bones suffered in the crash. Hatch’s family updated his status Sunday on a post from a website dedicated to updates on his care:

Austin James is handsome as always, and still looks like a fit teenage athlete. Austin’s treatment program is going very well, including Physical, Occupational, and Speech therapies. (He also enjoys a lot of extra massages and PT exercises with help from the family!)

Even if he doesn’t play basketball again, Hatch’s miraculous luck is amazing. June’s crash was the second one he’s survived. His father was pilot of a 2003 incident that killed his mother, Julie, and his two siblings. He had committed to the Wolverines just days before the crash.

Hatch will be a junior in the fall.

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