Texas Tech junior shortstop Tim Proudfoot is out indefinitely with an injury to his left (non-throwing) shoulder suffered in practice this week.
Tech officials said the coaching staff is optimistic about his return this season but do not have a timetable set for any return at this point.
Proudfoot reportedly suffered the injury when he was hit by a pitch in the shoulder.
In his career, which spans two full seasons and four games, Proudfoot has started in 110 of the 111 games in which he has played, including 52 of 53 games last season.
He started in all four games on opening weekend against Indiana and was one of Tech's top producers, hitting .467 (7 of 15) with three RBIs. He was also perfect in the field with five put-outs and 15 assists.