DENVER -- As the Colorado Rockies compete for a wildcard spot and prepare for an important home-game stretch, they'll do so mostly without shortstop Trevor Story.
Story, who in his rookie year in the Major League has hit 27 home runs, is battling a torn ligament in his left thumb, described by the team as an ulnar collateral ligament.
The team placed Story, who thus far has posted a .272 batting average with 72 runs batted in, on their 15-day disabled list.
Story will likely not come back from the sideline, however. In a press conference on Tuesday, Story said he will undergo surgery and expects his rookie season to be over.
The Rockies next take on the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field, then the Miami Marlins and finally the Texas Rangers in their crucial home streak.
The Rockies are 52-53 on the season and are on the cusp of post-season consideration.