LSU baseball infielder Bryce Jordan undergoes MRI on knee _lowres

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU infielder Bryce Jordan is out for fall practice.

Bryce Jordan had to watch Thursday’s scrimmage on crutches.

The sophomore catcher/infielder suffered a “freak” knee injury Wednesday while playing catch, said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. Jordan had an MRI on his knee Thursday, but Mainieri has not received the results.

Mainieri expects to hear back from doctors Friday.

“I’d hate to speculate what it might be,” Mainieri said. “I’m hoping it’s not the worst-case scenario, which is an ACL, of course. It might be a meniscus issue. Not that it’s minor. It’s something you can bounce back from, but it may cost him fall practice. Best-case scenario, he’s just got a little sprain and will be ready to go in a few days.

“I don’t know if his cleat got caught in the grass or what, but he just twisted his knee and said he felt something pop.”

Before fall camp began Sunday, Mainieri said Jordan and junior college transfer Bryce Adams were the leading contenders at first base. Adams played first base on both the purple and gold teams for most of the scrimmage Thursday.

Junior infielder Cole Freeman briefly left the scrimmage with an apparent hand injury after diving for a ball up the middle. Freeman returned to action the following inning, and Mainieri said “it looks like he’ll be OK.”