Update:  Utley had surgery and the Phillies say he will be out 8 weeks.

Update:  Todd Zolecki is now reporting that Utley will have surgery later today in New York.

Peter Gammons (@pgammo) has just tweeted that Chase Utley will require surgery on his injured right thumb.

As we alluded to last night, Utley visited the Philadelphia Hand Center in Havertown yesterday, and saw Dr. Randall Culp, the Phillies hand doctor and who has operated on Utley before, though he didn't do the surgery this time.

Chase will likely miss six weeks (although surgery on tendons is more delicate than on bones).