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Broken Thumb Could Sideline Rafael Furcal For 6 Weeks

Rafael Furcal broke his thumb on Monday while sliding head first into third base against the Giants. According to Mark J. Miller of Yahoo, Furcal could be out six weeks.

"Every time I feel good . . ." Furcal said, according to the Times. "I felt good with my back. Now my finger? What do you think I'm thinking?"

Immediately after the game, Furcal mentioned that he might contemplate retirement, but according to our Dodgers blog True Blue L.A., those comments were made out of frustration and he is probably not seriously considering retiring because of this latest setback.

Based on various postgame reports (Ken Gurnick of, Tony Jackson of ESPN LA, and Hernandez via Twitter), Furcal was indeed speaking out of frustration, a mood Gurnick described as "despondent."

Furcal is a very important part of the Dodgers both at the plate and in the field. in 2010, Furcal hit .300 with 42 rbi and 22 stolen bases despite only appearing in 97 games. We'll be covering this injury in this StoryStream.