Originally posted on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 5/21/12
Angels outfielder Vernon Wells tweeted the bad news himself: He's going to need surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb. Wells was injured in the second inning Sunday in San Diego when he stole second base after drawing a leadoff walk against the Padres. He played left field for a half inning but then left the game. Manager Mike Scioscia said after the game, a 3-2 loss in 13 innings to the Padres, that he expected Wells would probably go on the disabled list along with reserve outfielder Ryan Langerhans, who suffered a possible separated right shoulder running into the wall at Petco Park in the 10th inning. Wells tweeted this note to his followers Monday afternoon: "Got bad news today. Need surgery tomorrow. Torn ligament in my thumb. Prayers Please" The Angels said Wells is expected to resume baseball activities in 8-10 weeks.
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