Reno, NV (MyNews4.com) -- Nevada Sophomore Third Baseman, Austin Byler, has been suffering a hip injury majority of the season and will undergo surgery that will force him to miss the remainder of the season. Byler told News 4 the surgery will remove his bone spur and will repair his labrum, which is the cartilage around the hip joint. Recovery for this type of surgery is estimated to take 4 to 6 months. Byler will undergo surgery May 21st, which means he'll be missing the Mountain West Conference Tournament beginning May 22nd in Fresno, CA.
This season with the Pack, Byler was hitting .346 with 35 runs, 63 hits, 8 HR and 40 RBI. According to ESPN's Keith Law, Byler is projected to be a top MLB Draft Pick in 2014.