May 07, 2013
OXFORD, Miss. -- Ole Miss freshman right-hander Brady Bramlett will need surgery to repair a torn labrum, head coach Mike Bianco told RebelGrove.com on Tuesday.
Bramlett was shut down last week due to discomfort, and Ole Miss recently got the MRI results revealing the tear in his throwing shoulder. The recovery is typically eight to 12 months, and surgery will happen soon, though an exact date hasn't been set.
"It's a long thing, more like Tommy John from a time standpoint," Bianco said. "You want to get the surgery done and start the recovery, but it could cost him next season, as well."
Bramlett is 5-1 on the year with a 3.00 ERA in eight appearances with four starts. He's struck out 11 and walked eight in 24 innings. Opponents have hit .198 off him.
Ole Miss senior right-hander Tanner Bailey had a similar injury in 2010 at Texarkana Community College and redshirted the 2011 season at Ole Miss to complete rehab.
Bramlett was the No. 202 player nationally, according to Perfect Game, in the 2012 class.