The Houston Astros were dealt a huge blow on Tuesday night, losing one of their impact players after an ugly incident while he was batting against a Texas Rangers pitcher.
Carlos Correa, the starting shortstop for the Astros, was injured after fouling a Brett Martin pitch off the inside of his left ankle.
Correa immediately fell to the ground and looked to be in significant pain as team officials assessed the situation. He was eventually helped off the field without putting any weight on his left leg. In Correa’s absence, Jack Mayfield came in to finish the at-bat and struck out.
At the time of Correa’s injury, the score was tied at 1 in the bottom of the sixth inning. The Astros had one out.
Video of the incident can be viewed here.
Houston manager Dusty Baker confirmed the X-rays came back negative and that Correa suffered a bone bruise on his left ankle. He will be providing a further update on Correa’s condition on Wednesday.
The Astros are currently second place in the AL West, 1.5 games ahead of the third place Seattle Mariners. The top two teams in each division are guaranteed a postseason berth.
Featured photo courtesy of David J. Phillip / Associated Press
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