Fantasy Football 2014:

Rockies' Arenado breaks finger

The SportsXchange

Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado suffered a broken left middle finger while sliding into second base on a double during Friday night's game against the Atlanta Braves.

The Rockies announced that the injury is a left mallet finger fracture. No timetable was given for his return, but Arenado could be out six to eight weeks.

"He'll miss some time," manager Walt Weiss said. "It's a tough loss for our club. He's off to a great start and he's a heck of a player."

Arenado came around to score after the double but was replaced by Charlie Culberson at third base in the bottom of the second inning.

The 23-year-old Arenado is batting .302 with six home runs and 28 RBIs this season and had a team-record 28-game hitting streak earlier in the year. He won a Gold Glove last year.

The Rockies are expected to recall Josh Rutledge from Triple-A Colorado Springs to replace Arenado on the roster.

"Guys are going to get hurt and you're going to have to deal with injuries," Weiss said. "Guys will step up like they have. We've dealt with our share (of injuries) already and this is another one. But our guys will step up."

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