BOSTON — Red Sox shortstop Trevor Story will have surgery to repair the shoulder he injured during Boston’s eighth game of the season.

Red Sox chief baseball officer Craig Breslow on Tuesday confirmed Story will undergo surgery in Los Angeles on Friday.

Story suffered a fracture of the glenoid rim, per Breslow, which typically occurs when a shoulder dislocates. Breslow said the recovery timeline probably is “in the neighborhood” of six months. Breslow did not want to confirm whether it was season-ending surgery, but understood six months would make for a mid-October return.

Breslow said the decision was made after Story spoke further with Boston’s medical staff, received confirmation on a second opinion and, ultimately, made the decision to move forward.

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A few hours before Breslow addressed the media, Red Sox manager Alex Cora said it was a “possibility” that Story could need surgery. Cora, at the time, said Story was going to get a second opinion from Dr. Neal ElAttrache after there was “concern” with his bone structure.

Dr. ElAttrache will be the one who performs Story’s surgery, Breslow said.

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The Red Sox will replace Story with a platoon of middle infielders. David Hamilton, who was called up from Triple-A Worcester on Saturday, will play shortstop against right-handed pitchers while Romy González, who was called up Tuesday, will play the position against left-handers. Pablo Reyes and Enmanuel Valdez will platoon the same way at second base, Cora said.

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