Lincoln - University of Nebraska baseball coach Mike Anderson announced Tuesday afternoon that Mike Nesseth will miss the remainder of the 2010 season with an elbow injury.
A precautionary MRI revealed an injury in his right elbow, and the Nebraska medical staff is working with Nesseth, his family and the Husker coaching staff on evaluating potential options, either in a rehab program or surgery.
"It is a pretty big shock because Mike had not complained of any issues," Anderson said. "Because of recent struggles and a drop in velocity, we wanted to rule out the possibility of injury, so we went for an MRI. Mike has a strong will and big heart, and wanted to continue to pitch. I am thankful we have found the problem and minimized the risk for further injury, and now we can focus our efforts on getting Mike back to full health."
Nesseth pitched in 10 games this season, going 1-2 with a 6.43 ERA. He had not allowed a hit in his last two appearances, including 3.1 perfect innings at No. 2 Texas on March 21. He is 10-7 with six saves in 57 career appearances, striking out 136 over 116.1 career innings.
Sophomore right-hander Sean Yost will start tonight's game, scheduled for 6:35 p.m., against North Dakota.