Update: 8: MT
Multiple reports are now saying that Trevor Story’s MRI shows no structural damage, damage to the joint, or a tear in the UCL. Kyle Newman of the Denver Post tweeted that the Rockies expect Story back within the next few days.
Update: 4:20 MT
Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY reports that the Rockies should know the severity of Trevor Story’s injury by Wednesday afternoon. Two anonymous sources spoke to Nightengale, and according to Nightengale, “the Rockies are hopeful he has a strained forearm and the UCL ligament is not torn.” What that hope is based on isn’t clear since the results aren’t back yet. I’m hopeful that Story will only miss a few games as well.
Update: 1:11 MT
It’s not looking good for Trevor Story and the Rockies. According to Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic, Story “could be facing potential UCL damage” in his right elbow. The next step for repairing that is Tommy John surgery. If that’s the case Story is done for the season and could even miss the beginning of the 2019 season.
Nothing is confirmed yet, but the worst case scenario appears to be a possibility.
Monday night’s game was a forgettable affair that the Rockies and their fans alike would like to just move on from. But there’s one aspect that won’t be so easy to forget. Trevor Story, grimacing after a swing, left Monday’s game in the middle of an at bat. The Rockies are saying that he’s experiencing “right elbow soreness.” Story will undergo tests on Tuesday.
Story suffered the injury while making an outstanding diving stop and put out in the first inning. According to MLB.com’s Katie Woo, ‘Story had felt a twinge in his elbow” after the play. He remained in the game until calling to Rockies’ trainers prior to his removal.
At the very least, it looks like Story is going to miss tonight’s crucial game against the Dodgers. After Story’s departure last night, Ian Desmond moved from first base to shortstop. Drew Goodman and Jeff Huson rightly pointed out that while we can’t read too much into that move, it didn’t look great for the immediate future. Desmond may need to fill in at shortstop if Story’s out for an extended period of time.
This is the worst time of the year to lose one of the Rockies best players. Here’s hoping it’s not serious, and that Story will be back out there furthering his MVP case soon.