Choo could face surgery on thumb

Updated: July 6, 2010, 4:29 PM ET
Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Cleveland Indians right fielder Shin-Soo Choo will have his sprained right thumb examined on Tuesday to determine if surgery is necessary.

Choo sustained the injury diving for a ball in the outfield on Friday and was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday.

The Indians originally projected that Choo would be out for several weeks, and a timetable for his return will be set pending Tuesday's exam by Dr. Thomas Graham in Cleveland.

"We'll have an update tomorrow on the results of the test they're going to run," Cleveland manager Manny Acta said prior to Monday night's game against the Texas Rangers.

Choo leads the Indians in homers (13) and RBIs (43).


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