LSU freshman pitcher Chase Shores announced on Tuesday that he will miss the remainder of the season with a UCL tear. Shore is one of the top freshmen in the country and was the No. 1 prospect from Texas in the Class of 2022.
In 18.1 innings pitched across seven appearances, Shores had a 1.96 ERA, third-best on the Tigers staff. He made four starts this season.
“Tiger Family, it is with a heavy heart that I announce my 2023 season has come to an end due to a UCL tear. I will miss my time competing at Alex Box, but I won’t let this injury stop me from being the best teammate and supporter for my boys as we close out the season. I will be back and better than ever,” Shores said in his announcement on Twitter.
The UCL is a ligament in the elbow and is put under immense stress by motions like throwing. The common treatment for tearing it is the well-known Tommy Johns surgery, essentially like replacing an ACL but in an elbow. The Advocate’s Leah Vann reported Shores had the procedure done last week.
Shores withdrew from the 2022 MLB Draft last year, opting to honor his commitment to LSU and play for the Tigers.
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