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LSU starting pitcher Eric Walker (10) stands on the dugout in the third inning after signaling to LSU head coach Paul Mainieri that he should leave the game during Game 6 of the College World Series between LSU and Oregon State, Monday, June 19, 2017, at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Ne.

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK

LSU pitcher Eric Walker will see a physician with the Texas Rangers near his Arlington home Thursday to assess his arm injury, coach Paul Mainieri said Monday.

Walker and LSU should have more information about his status Friday, Maineiri said.

"He visited with our doctor here and had his MRI done," Mainieri said. "Now he’s going to meet with the Texas Rangers team physician. Eric lives in Arlington, so he’s got an appointment to see him on Thursday.

"After he meets with the doctor on Thursday, we’ll have a better idea of what’s in store for him going forward."

Walker removed himself from the game four pitches into the third inning of his last start against Oregon State after feeling discomfort in his right forearm.

He initially felt that discomfort during a simulated game before LSU traveled to Omaha for the College World Series, but the feeling subsided and he went through a subsequent bullpen session with no ill effect, leading Mainieri and the LSU training staff to believe it was a muscular strain.

But the day after Walker’s Oregon State outing, the pain had radiated toward his elbow, causing Mainieri to shut Walker down for the season.

Walker went 8-2 with a 3.48 ERA his freshman season, and is the only piece of LSU's weekend rotation returning for the 2018 season. 

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