Antoine Duplantis likely out for summer after injuring shoulder playing for Team USA

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.

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.

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