TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State outfielder Cory Hahn has undergone neck surgery after being injured while sliding during a game over the weekend.

Hahn, a freshman, was injured in the bottom of the first inning Sunday against New Mexico when he slid headfirst on a steal attempt and collided with Lobos second baseman Kyle Stiner’s knee.

READ MORE: Beach Erosion Suspends All Metrolink, Amtrak Service Between OC, San Diego

Hahn was taken off the field on a stretcher and to a hospital, where Arizona State officials say he is recovering slowly after undergoing surgery Sunday night.

READ MORE: LA County Announces Re-Homing Program To Help Keep Pets Out Of Shelters

Hahn, of Corona, Calif., was chosen California’s Mr. Baseball after hitting .411 and going 14-1 as a pitcher for Mater Dei High School in 2010.

MORE NEWS: Viral Trend On TikTok Encourages Students To Damage School Property, Steal

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)