Indians right fielder Shin-Soo Choo had surgery on his left thumb this morning. He will be out eight to 10 weeks, which means if he is able to rejoin the Indians, it won't be until late August or September.

Hand specialist Dr. Thomas Graham performed the surgery at Cleveland Clinic. He stablized the fracture with a screw and metal plate and aligned it.

Choo was hit by a Jonathan Sanchez pitch Friday in the fourth inning against San Francisco. Sanchez was placed on the disabled list the next day with biceps tendinitis in his left shoulder.

Choo escaped a serious injury to his right thumb last year when he strained it attempting a diving catch. He was not so fortunate this season.