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Colorado Rockies Trevor Story To Have Season Ending Surgery

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NL Home Run leader Trevor Story to have season ending surgery

Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story will require season ending surgery on his left thumb. Story tore his ulnar collateral ligament while sliding into second base on Saturday against the New York Mets.

Story stayed in the game but injured it again while diving for a ball later in the same game. He was placed on the DL on Tuesday and announced that he would miss the rest of the season.


Story would comment on the injury:

“I’m just very disappointed. Very frustrated. Just the timing of it all is the worst. I think that is the worst part of it. It’s very disappointing.” 


Story was also asked if he believed it was a serious injury at the time:

“Not really at first. I jammed it there, sliding into second. That’s what I thought it was … a jammed thumb. I kind of did some therapy on it. I was optimistic about it today but … I plan to have surgery in the next few days hopefully. Something like this, it’s a more successful surgery when you do it right after the injury.” 


Colorado Manager Walt Weiss also commented on what this injury means to the team:

“I feel bad for Trevor because he was doing some really special things. Some historical things. We’ll be okay as a club. We’ll mix and match and we’ll do our thing. I talk to our club all the time that the fact that, over the course of seven months, you’re going to be challenged in a variety of ways. Those challenges show up in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes it’s an injury that’s what we’re dealing with. We’re playing well. We need to continue to do that and I think we will. I feel bad for Trevor just because of how unique and special his rookie season has been.” 


The rookie shortstop is having a great first season in the majors. He has a .272 batting average with 27 home runs and 72 RBI’s.

Story’s 27 home runs is the most ever for a rookie shortstop and only three off the all-time rookie record of 30 set by Nomar Garciaparra.


Walt Weiss also explained how they would fill the spot of Story:

“We have three guys (Descalso, Adames and Ynoa) that are very versatile so they’re going to share some time. We have Danny (Descalso) in there tonight, swinging the bat well against right-handed pitching. Certainly provides some offense.  We have the pieces to mix and match and that is certainly what I’ll do.”