Pack's Schaeffer won't play in regional

CHIP ALEXANDERJune 3, 2010 

N.C. State catcher Chris Schaeffer, who suffered a concussion Sunday in the ACC Tournament, will not be allowed to play this week in the NCAA Myrtle Beach Regional.

Wolfpack coach Elliott Avent said Wednesday that Schaeffer had been evaluated by doctors and the decision made that he be held out. Avent said Schaeffer, a junior, would be able to travel to Myrtle Beach on Friday for the Pack's NCAA opener against College of Charleston.

"Chris will be on our 27-man roster," Avent said. "He's a big part of our team and that's the way the team wanted it."

Schaeffer is hitting .315, with 11 homers and 35 RBIs. He was injured in the eighth inning of the Pack's 8-3 loss to Florida State in the ACC title game in Greensboro, flattened by FSU's James Ramsey in a baseline collision as Ramsey attempted to score.

Schaeffer was placed on a stretcher and taken to Greensboro's Moses Cone Hospital, where he was treated and released.

"It's the right thing to do," Avent said of holding out Schaeffer, who suffered a Grade 3 concussion. "He might be available if we play next week."

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