Five tool talent and All-Star outfielder for the Colorado Rockies, Carlos Gonzalez, has been dealing with a nagging finger injury for quite some time. The injury has become so severe it’s made Gonzalez unable to grip a bat, who has effectively been shut down for the season.
Seeing little relief with rest, it’s looking more and more possible that Gonzalez will go under the knife, though, there is some concern simply because the surgery would be relatively uncommon.
Per Troy Renck:
Carlos Gonzalez talked to me Sunday, and he’s leaning heavily toward having surgery on …his annoying right middle finger. It isn’t getting better. He will see a specialist in Cleveland on Thursday. The AZ specialist recommended surgery on Sunday. This isn’t a common surgery. He will have to do aggressive rehab to make sure the flexibility returns. And it will probably never be 100 percent of what it was.
That doesn’t exactly sound promising.
Hopefully when Gonzalez returns next season, he’ll have few, if any lingering issues.