Bryce Harper has decided to go through with getting surgery on his injured left thumb.
The reigning NL MVP was hit by a pitch on Saturday night and had to leave the game. X-rays confirmed that he did fracture that left thumb and he'll now have to miss at least the next six weeks.
Per Scott Lauber of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Harper's targeting a return in mid-to-late-August.
This is obviously a massive loss for the Phillies. Harper was putting together a strong season before getting hit by that pitch.
In 64 games, Harper hit 15 home runs and drove in 48 runs to go off a .318 batting average. He also had 77 total hits in 242 at-bats.
The Phillies are currently 39-35 overall and have climbed their way back into contention for at least a wild card spot.
We'll have to see if they can stay there until Harper comes back.