Massey limited with back injury, progressing fine


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — Illinois baseball opens their home schedule this weekend against Southern Illinois. Junior Michael Massey has been limited with a back injury but the team hopes to have him back in the field soon.

Massey is hitting .292 on the season with 2 home runs and 6 RBIs. He hasn’t been able to take the field yet due to a back injury, but the Illini home to see him back at second base soon.

“He’s good, man. Obviously, his back is a problem that’s why he’s not fielding but when it comes to swinging and what not there hasn’t been any issues at all,” assistant coach Drew Dickinson said. “We’re hoping to get him back playing in the field here in about 10 days so which is good, hopefully that goes well.”

Illinois and SIU start a double-header at noon on Saturday.

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