LSU will likely lose tight end Nick Storz to a medical retirement, coach Ed Orgeron said.

Orgeron called it a medical issue for Nick Storz, a one-time top pitching prospect who had his baseball career de-railed because of multiple surgeries, and it’s a setback that will likely end his career, The Advocate reported.

LSU will continue to gather information before ruling him out, the coach said, but Storz wasn’t listed on the team’s roster and didn’t appear at the first preseason practice.

“It looks like he’s going to be medical,” Orgeron said. “We’re not sure yet. We’re still getting some information. It’s unfortunate. I don’t know if he’ll be able to play football again. We still have a little research to do there. But it looks like that’s going to happen.”

It’s the latest hit to the tight end depth chart.

The Tigers lost former 5-star Arik Gilbert to the transfer portal in recent months, and he has since transferred to Georgia. Then 2021 signee Jalen Shead chose to return home shortly after his arrival in June. Now, the Tigers have just one of the four scholarship tight ends signed in the past three years still on the roster in sophomore Kole Taylor.