Red Sox Receive More Concerning Injury News on Trevor Story

Boston's veteran shortstop might need a shoulder surgery following his awkward landing on Friday night.
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Red Sox fans are holding their breath with concern, despite Boston starting the season well sitting in second-place in the AL East with a 7-3 record. Their star shortstop Trevor Story left Friday's game against the Angels after landing awkwardly on his left shoulder. The two-time All-Star went through an MRI later that weekend and was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left shoulder dislocation.

It turns out the injury prognosis might be worse than initially expected. Red Sox manager Alex Cora told reporters on Tuesday that there is "concern about the bone structure" and that Story will be going to Los Angeles to get a second opinion from famed sports doctor Dr. Neal ElAttrache.

Red Sox News: Trevor Story Might Require Shoulder Surgery

This is a major blow to the Red Sox. Fans received some optimism over the weekend when Story said that he "has hope" that he would return this season. The second opinion from Dr. ElAttrache might signal a potential surgery and an end to his season.

After Story's injury, the Red Sox recalled David Hamilton, who started at shortstop in the last game against the Angels on Sunday. The expectation is that Hamilton and Romy Gonzalez will split the shortstop duties going forward.

In the first game after Story went down, lefty Pablo Reyes started at shortstop but Alex Cora will likely continue using him more at second base along with Enmanuel Valdez.

Entering Friday night, Story was hitting .241/.313/.345 (94 OPS+) with four runs batted in seven games. It looked like his injury misfortunes that cost him a ton of games during his Red Sox tenure were behind him but Red Sox fans will have to wait a little longer to see their veteran shortstop fully healthy and productive.

Story's absence will certainly hurt the Red Sox's postseason chances. Currently on FanDuel Sportsbook, Boston is a +200 underdog to make the playoffs this year. Head over there now to take advantage of those odds and don't forget to claim your sign-up offer of $200 in bonus bets after your first winning wager.

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