LSU says Deichmann underwent surgery, decision on playing in season opener to come Thursday

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LSU issued a statement Sunday night saying injured outfielder Greg Deichmann had surgery Sunday morning and a decision on whether he can play the season opener won't come until Thursday.

LSU junior outfielder Greg Deichmann underwent surgery Sunday morning to repair his fractured right cheekbone after being hit by a pitch Friday night during practice at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

The first pitch for LSU vs. Air Force is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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