Rockies Star Shortstop Trevor Story Heads to IL with Thumb Strain

Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story (27). Photo by Chris Szagola/CSM/Shutterstock (10241131m)

Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story has been sent to the injured list after suffering a scary hand injury in the Rockies’ 6-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

Colorado recalled Brendan Rodgers to take Story’s place on the roster during the time that he will miss with the injury.

A left thumb strain isn’t an ideal situation for Story and the Rockies, who will certainly miss the slugging shortstop’s production in their lineup during the time that he will miss. However, the injury looked ugly and things certainly could’ve been worse.

In any case, it appears that Story will miss approximately 2-4 weeks with his injury, and the Rockies are going to miss his production in their lineup. The 26-year-old shortstop has been one of the top players at his position in the league this year, and is batting a robust .294 with 17 home runs on the season.

The Rockies, who currently sit at 40-34 and lead the chase for the NL Wild Card, can’t afford for the talented shortstop to miss too much time. They’ll hope to have him back before the All-Star Break, and they’ll look to continue their hot run even during Story’s absence.