Todd Helton Injury: Rockies First Baseman To Miss Remainder Of 2012 Season

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 03: First baseman Todd Helton #17 of the Colorado Rockies plays defense and Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants leads off first base as sunset falls over the stadium at Coors Field on August 3, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

The Colorado Rockies will be without their veteran first baseman for the remainder of 2012 as he recovers from a torn labrum.

The Colorado Rockies received some devastating news for their devastated season on Monday. According to Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post, 1B Todd Helton is done for the year.

The torn labrum in his right hip will require surgery, Saunders reports, and the recovery will guarantee Helton cannot play again this season -- though he hopes to return early in 2013:

"The recovery time is about six months, so I am doing this now so I can be ready for spring training. I plan on playing next year," Helton told The Denver Post on Monday morning.

Helton, 38, played in only 69 games in the 2012 season, but struggled with respect to his career numbers. He hit only 7 home runs with a .238/.343/.400 slash.

For more news and updates on Colorado baseball, visit the Rockies blog Purple Row. And tune in to Baseball Nation with Rob Neyer for commentary from around the league or Beyond the Box Score for an in-depth look at the numbers behind the game.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.