Texas junior Beau Hossler will undergo surgery for a torn labrum on his left shoulder on Friday in Dallas and will likely not play again this year.
Hossler, who won the Fred Haskins Award as the nation’s top collegiate golfer, said the injury was “awful timing.” Once ranked the fourth-best amateur golfer in the world, Hossler was leaning toward going pro after finishing the season with the Longhorns.
Hossler declined to comment Tuesday when asked about potential surgery by the American-Statesman. However, Hossler told Golf Channel that he’s “got a good outlook about it.”
“I’m not down and out,” Hossler said. “It’s disappointing that I have to take time off, because I was getting some good momentum and a nice summer schedule lined up, but at the same time I have full confidence that my shoulder will be better than it’s ever been.”
Hossler suffered the injury in the match play semifinals against USC at the NCAA championships in Eugene, Ore. The injury prevented Hossler from playing in the championship match against Oregon.
The labrum tear was confirmed by an MRI, according to Golf Channel. Texas coach John Fields told the Statesman that Hossler had suffered a “major injury.”
“In the long-term, I’m not worried at all,” Hossler said. “Short-term, I’m not going to close the chapter on a college or amateur career because I want to feel comfortable and be ready to play my best when the time comes for a pro career.”
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