Cam Cannarella Injury Update: What happened to the Clemson OF? 

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Clemson outfielder Cam Camarella had a stellar sophomore campaign for the Tigers.

During a stellar regular season and run to the super regional round, Clemson outfielder Cam Cannarella was often one of the best players on the field for the Tigers. The sophomore outfielder had an excellent 2024 season, hitting .337 with 11 home runs and 60 RBIs. What's even more astounding is that he did all of that while battling a major injury for most of the season.

According to Fifth Quarter Clemson on X/Twitter, Cannarella played almost the entire season with a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Of course, this is his throwing shoulder, which meant Cannarella was limited in some of the things he could do for the Tigers. Nevertheless, it didn't stop him from putting together an All-American campaign for Clemson.

The All-American should be back in time for 2025 season

According to the post on X, the recovery time for labrum surgery should be between 14-18 weeks, so about three to four months roughly. That gives Cannarella plenty of time to get back to playing shape post-rehab.

He'll be sorely needed next season as the Tigers look to mount another deep postseason run, this time to Omaha and the College World Series. Although Clemson couldn't make it past the Florida Gators during this past weekend's super regional, they still return a host of talent to next year's squad.

Led in part by Cannarella, who will be entering his junior season, coach Erik Bakich's squad will look to post another strong regular season, along with hopefully an ACC title and CWS run.

Other key players for the Tigers include rising sophomore starting pitcher Aidan Knaak, who became the team's best starter and junior outfielder Tristan Bissetta, who looks to rejoin the starting lineup alongside his fellow sophomore outfielder.

Although the Tigers will lose a lot of their starting nine to graduation, they still have a young core that will look to make another run next season and beyond. As long as Cannarella comes back at full strength, they most certainly have a shot at doing just that.

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