Mike Trout opts for surgery, will miss 6-8 weeks

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As reported yesterday, Mike Trout tore a thumb ligament while sliding into second base on Sunday. Last night he decided what course of action to take: thumb surgery.

As the Angels noted in their release last night, the typical rehab time for the surgery Trout will undergo is 6-8 weeks. While that obviously sinks the Angels even more than they’re already sunk, Trout is wise to get the surgery over with rather than try some treatment or rehab that is not as likely to be successful.