Tyler Brosius has not pitched for the Atlanta Braves organization since May 7 and his third season of professional baseball remains in doubt.
Brosius’ father, Mike, said Wednesday that the 2010 Tuscola graduate is still dealing with the lingering effects of a bus accident on May 12. The bus was carrying Brosius and other members of the Single-A Carolina Mudcats when it hit a ditch and flipped onto its side near the North Carolina-South Carolina state line.
The Mudcats were traveling to Myrtle Beach, S.C., for a Carolina League series at the time.
Brosius suffered a concussion in the wreck. Roberson alum Justin Jackson, another pitcher for the Mudcats, was not seriously injured.
Brosius, 23, is 2-1 this season with a 3.33 earned-run average and 17 strikeouts in 27 innings pitched.
He has been doing some light throwing and conditioning in Florida since the wreck. But lower back pain has kept Brosius from returning to the Mudcats or doing a rehab assignment.
Mike Brosius said his son was scheduled to be examined by Braves doctors on Wednesday.
Brosius is one of the top athletes in Tuscola history. He was a Citizen-Times All-WNC player in football and baseball.
Brosius signed out of high school to play quarterback for N.C. State and still holds the Western North Carolina record for career passing yards (7,895). He was the All-WNC Football Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009.