Trevor Story Unlikely To Return To Field In 2016 After Thumb Injury
- Updated: August 3, 2016
Trevor Story has literally been the big “story” of the season for the Colorado Rockies, as he took over the shortstop position from departed Troy Tulowitzki and with the big shoes to fill, he was the best rookie so far in 2016.
But on Saturday a headfirst slide into second base caused him to injure his thumb, and it became worse when he dove for a ball in the hole later in the game. He has opted to undergo surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb and that could mean the end of the season for rookie sensation. Rockies placed Story on the 15-day DL on Tuesday.
Prior to his injury, Story was leading the National League with 27 home runs and in the top five in RBIs with 72. He was also the front runner for the Rookie of the Year honor, but now that may be an unlikely scenario.
“Just very disappointing,” Story told the media. “Very frustrating. The timing of it all is the worst part of it.”
We wish Story a full recovery so he can return to the field soon.