We were going through sort of an obstacle course Friday at the old soccer field, Coach Hunt said, Sam was running through some tires and stepped wrong.
Hunt said Lind underwent surgery that night at Lebanons University Medical Center performed by team physician and noted orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Damon H. Petty.
Dr. Petty talked like it would take maybe three to five months before he could play, Hunt said. Well shoot for sometime in mid-March and see how he feels then.
Sam is an excellent student, he only needs three more hours to graduate. Taking a redshirt year is certainly a possibility, but well leave that up to him.
Lind, a transfer from Vanderbilt University, started 54 games last season for the Bulldogs, hitting .339, second highest on the squad.
A native of Hartford, S.D., he prepped at Roosevelt High School, then played one season at Central Arizona Community College before playing the 2011 season at Vandy.
Last year Lind placed second on the team in homers with 12 and second in runs batted in with 49. He led the squad in doubles (12) and triples (4).
Coming out of our fall work, I thought Sam had a chance to be a dominant hitter from the left side for us this spring. He had a really good fall and was taking on some responsibility, some ownership of this team, Hunt said. Id describe his mood right now as frustrated, not bitter. I know hell do his best to get back on the field as soon as hes able.
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