Francisco Rodriguez to Have Season-Ending Thumb Surgery

Sammy MakkiAnalyst IAugust 16, 2010

NEW YORK - AUGUST 14:  Francisco Rodriguez #75 of the New York Mets looks on after pitching in the ninth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies on August 14, 2010 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Phillies defeated the Mets 4-0.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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HOUSTON, TX--

New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez will undergo season-ending right thumb surgery.

The 28-year-old tore a ligament in the thumb during his assault on his father-in-law at Citi Field last Wednesday night.

The Mets Medical Staff has recommended surgery, but no date has been set yet.

Rodriguez was arrested and charged with third-degree assault on Wednesday after a Mets loss to the Colorado Rockies.

He has one more season plus a player option left on his three-year contract.