LSU coach Paul Mainieri said Monday that junior pitcher Doug Norman will miss the remainder of the 2017 season due to the elbow injury sustained in Sunday’s game versus Maryland.
“Our worst fears were realized when we found out today that Doug’s elbow injury will force him to miss the rest of this season,” Mainieri said. “Doug is a great competitor, and he will meet head-on this next challenge in his life. Our thoughts and prayers are with him as he goes through the surgery and begins his rehab.”
Norman went down in the seventh inning of LSU's 9-5 win over the Terrapins after giving up three hits and a run. Norman had just thrown ball four before dropping to a knee after the pitch.
The right-hander from Fort Mill, S.C. will undergo surgery to repair the elbow and begin a rehabilitation process, the release said. Mainieri and the Tigers had hoped Norman would develop as a setup man out of the bullpen this season.
The 6-3, 210-pound pitcher has made 47 career appearances on the mound for the Tigers, posting a 6-2 record with a 2.82 ERA in 70.1 innings. There's a chance Norman could secure a medical redshirt and return next year as a redshirt junior.