Royals' general manager Dayton Moore does expect his player to undergo surgery, but Moustakas is remaining optimistic. When asked about his options, the third baseman stated "you need to just let it take its course, get second opinions, go from there and see what happens."
The injury occurred on the same play that outfielder Alex Gordon broke his wrist. The two players collided in a game against the White Sox while chasing after a fly ball. Gordon went down and is expected to miss a month.
Moustakas did not play in the three-game series against the Twins while getting checked out by physicians. He was hoping to return for the team's homestand that was scheduled to begin on Thursday. The Royals' first game of the homestand against the White Sox was postponed due to rain.
The former All-Star is hitting .240 with seven home runs and 13 RBIs in 27 games this season. He has already missed time this year on the DL with a broken thumb. He missed three weeks of playing time in early May with that injury.
It sure isn't looking good for the 27-year-old, who, before this season, had never been on the disabled list. For the Royals, one play knocked two stars out, and with the slower start to the season, it makes the journey back to the top of the AL Central a little more tough.