Antoine Duplantis’ summer playing for the Collegiate National Team seems to be coming for an end before he got the chance to appear in an official game.
The LSU outfielder suffered a left shoulder injury after running into a wall during an exhibition game on Tuesday night. Team USA and LSU coach Paul Mainieri relayed that Duplantis likely has a slight separation of his AC joint that will keep him out for the rest of the summer schedule, according to USA Baseball intern Chris Trinkle.
Just spoke with Team USA manager Paul Mainieri, who is also the head coach at LSU. He said Antoine Duplantis’ injury is the left shoulder. Said his AC joint is likely slightly separated and that it will take 3-4 weeks to heal. He’s likely done with Team USA, but fine for next yr
— Chris Trenkle (@christrenkle2) June 27, 2018
Duplantis is expected to take three-to-four weeks to heal, per Trenkle. Under that timeline, provided no setbacks, Duplantis would be able to participate in fall practices for LSU, which typically begins in late September or early October.
Like Team USA teammates Zach Watson and Zack Hess, was selected lower than expected in the MLB Draft and decided to return to school for 2019. He’s expected to again be LSU’s starting right fielder.