While it was initially thought that Story merely had a jammed thumb, follow-up tests revealed that he had in fact torn a ligament. Although there's been no official word on his shelf time, it seems likely that the shortstop will be shut down for the rest of the season. There's plenty of reason for excitement down the road for the 23-year-old, as he was on pace for 100-plus runs and RBI prior to the injury.
Story will undergo surgery to repair the torn UCL in his thumb and he will likely miss the remainder of the regular season, MLB Network's Jon Morosi reports.
Story was initially diagnosed with a jammed thumb, but further testing on the area Tuesday revealed a torn unlar collateral ligament in his thumb. He will undergo surgery in the near future and according to Jenny Cavnar of Root Sports, the usual timetable for that procedure is roughly eight weeks. The timing of Story's diagnosis compounds its impact given that the Rockies could have traded for a shortstop at the trade deadline had they known about the extent of the injury. Instead, the Rockies will likely have to go with a platoon of Cristhian Adames, Daniel Descalso, and Rafael Ynoa at shortstop. Regardless, it will be nearly impossible to replace Story's Rookie of the Year-level production with that platoon. Story slashed .272/.341/.567 with 27 home runs and 72 RBI through 97 games this season.
Story was palced on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a torn UCL in his left thumb.
This is a tough for both Story and the Rockies as he had been a key cog in what had been one of the hottest teams in baseball since the start of the second half of the season. He was initially diagnosed with a jammed thumb, but further tests revealed a torn ligament. The Rockies have yet to release a timetable for Story's return, but it could hinge on whether or not his injury requires surgery. Rafael Ynoa was recalled in a corresponding move Tuesday, but Cristhian Adames also figures to see plenty of time at shortstop in Story's absence.
Story was taken out of Saturday's game with a thumb injury. It was thought that he would return to the lineup on Tuesday, but it looks like the Rockies will give him at least one extra day off. The Rockies will be extra careful with their young slugger and wait until he's fully healthy before putting him back in the lineup. Daniel Descalso will get the start at short for the Rockies on Tuesday.
Story (thumb) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mets, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports.
Story left Saturday's matchup early, but the Rockies got some good news later when X-rays came back negative and the injury was described as a jammed thumb. Although it's not likely to be a long-term concern, Story will get the day off Sunday in favor of Cristhian Adames at shortstop. WIth a team day off on the schedule Monday, Story's next chance to return to action will be Tuesday's series opener against the Dodgers.
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