Yadier Molina to miss up to 12 weeks with torn thumb

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(KTVI) - Bad news just got worse for The Cardinals and their fans yesterday when it was revealed that All-Star catcher, Gold Glove winner, the face of the team Yadier Molina would miss the next eight to 12 weeks with a thumb injury.

It happened on his sliding play against The Pirates.  An MRI confirmed everyone's worst fears of torn ligaments.

Molina's surgery is scheduled for Friday.

Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Rick Lehman from the U.S. Center for Sports Medicine in Kirkwood is here to talk about the injury and recovery time.

For additional information visit: U.S. Center for Sports Medicine