Bozeman out 6-8 weeks with torn ligament in thumb

Courtesy UCF Athletics Communications

UCF senior shortstop Brennan Bozeman will be out 6-8 weeks with a torn ligament in his thumb, according to coach Greg Lovelady.

Lovelady addressed the issue to the media after UCF’s 8-4 win over Stony Brook on Saturday night at the UCF Baseball Complex.

“He tore his ligament in his thumb so he’ll have surgery this weekend and be out probably 6-8 weeks,” Lovelady said. “Same injury as last year.”

Bozeman injured himself in the UCF-Florida series at home back on March 1. The senior infielder was batting .294 with 10 hits on 34 at-bats. Bozeman was one of the more experienced hitters in the Knights’ lineup, scoring eight runs and driving in seven RBI.

“Brennan is actually my roommate,” Senior center fielder Luke Hamblin said. “Talking to Brennan, he’s down but he’s a quality teammate. Actually threw [batting practice] for us today so he’s still making his mark on the team.”

Even with a speedy six-week recovery, Bozeman likely wouldn’t be back in the lineup till the Knights travel to East Carolina for a conference series.

Evan Abramson is the sports editor for the Central Florida Focus. You can follow him on Twitter  at @Evan_Abramson and you can email him at EvanA@centralfloridafocus.com.

Bailey Adams contributed to this report. You can follow him on Twitter at @BaileyJAdams22.