Peyton Stovall officially shutdown for the remainder of the season

The injury bug is still nagging the Diamond Hogs.

Peyton Stovall will miss the rest of the season due to a torn labrum that requires surgery. The sophomore joins three other Razorbacks on the IR list, but he is the first position player to be ruled out for the season.

“I think it impacted it a lot, big-time on offense,” Arkansas head coach Dave Van Horn said. “As a matter of fact, we think he hurt it swinging. There were a couple of pitches when he swung and missed that stood out when he grimaced big time. He remembers one of them, and that was a month and a half ago.”

Stovall missed the last two weeks of baseball, and the coaching staff thought rest would help, but the pain remained, which led to a deeper dive into the injury.

Stovall has been one of the best players in the Razorbacks lineup since stepping on campus, batting .292 as a freshman with a 995 field percentage. Unfortunately, his production has dropped this season, but it’s been a quirky season for everyone, not just Stovall.

To replace him, manager Dave Van Horn will lean on Peyton Holt. This is where Stovall’s injury might be such a bad thing for the Diamond Hogs, with Holt batting .333 compared to Stovall’s .253 average.

Story originally appeared on Razorbacks Wire