LSU's Sciambra to miss season with broken neck


POSTED: Monday, March 26, 2012 - 5:45pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 10:10am

The LSU baseball team received some bad news Monday as they learned freshman centerfielder Chris Sciambra will miss the remainder of the season with a broken neck.

Sciambra, a freshman from Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, suffered a non-displaced fracture in the C-1 vertebrae of his neck after crashing into the centerfield wall Sunday in the Tigers 4-3 victory over Auburn. He is expected to make a full recovery.

“Your emotions are conflicting. On one hand you are devastated that it happened. On the other hand you are happy because it could have been worse. The kid is walking and using his limbs and that is the most important thing for me,” LSU head baseball coach Paul Mainieri said while meeting with the media Monday afternoon.

Sciambra will wear a neck brace for the next three months and is expected to rejoin the team in the fall.

Coach Mainieri says he has several options on how he plans to replace Sciambra in the outfield but has not decided which one he will go with yet.

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