Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim star Mike Trout will officially be out of action a while.
The 25-year-old megastar outfielder injured his left thumb on a headfirst slide into second base during Sunday's game against the Miami Marlins.
Tonight, the Angels confirmed Trout will have surgery this week to fix the UCL in his thumb, and he'll be out 6-to-8 weeks.
This is a devastating blow to an Angels team that has a 26-27 record this season. Trout was slashing .337/.461/.742 at the time of his injury, with 16 home runs, 36 RBI and 10 stolen bases.
Trout was probably the leading MVP candidate right now, and without him in the lineup for the next several weeks, the Angels could very well fall off a cliff.