HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Southern Miss sophomore third baseman Taylor Braley underwent a surgical procedure Tuesday morning for a left knee injury, and will be out for an undisclosed period of time for the Golden Eagle baseball team, according to a news release issued by the university.
Braley injured his knee fielding a ball during Saturday afternoon's game at Charlotte.
"This is certainly news that you do not want to hear during the middle of your season, or anytime really, but we are very disappointed in this news for Taylor," said Southern Miss coach Scott Berry in an issued statement. "He was having a tremendous year for us, but we will adjust and move forward as the season goes on. We know that he will work extremely hard to get back on the field as soon as possible."
This season, Braley holds a .323 batting average with 10 home runs and 31 runs batted. He became the first Southern Miss player last weekend since 2013 to reach the double-digit mark in homers, according to the release.
Braley also enjoyed a fast start to the season in which he garnered the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Player of the Month for February, earning that organization's inaugural award.