Albert Pujols Out 4-6 Weeks With Broken Arm

Albert Pujols Out 4-6 Weeks With Broken Arm

By R.B. FALLSTROM, AP Sports Writer

ST. LOUIS (AP)—St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols(notes)will be out an estimated six weeks with a fractured left wrist, leaving baseball without a three-time MVP in a devastating blow for a franchise hit hard by injuries this season.// 0) {
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The team announced the results of an MRI and CT scan Monday, one day after Pujols was injured during a home game against Kansas City. The team said Pujols has a non-displaced fracture of his left radius and that his arm is in a splint, and general manager John Mozeliak referred to the injury as a fractured wrist.

Mozeliak said he hoped to have Pujols back by the beginning of August.

Pujols is hitting .279 this year, starting to heat up after a slow start. The team said his left shoulder was sore, but no structural damage was found.

Pujols was hurt on Sunday after Kansas City’s Wilson Betemit(notes) collided with him when trying to reach first base.

“He hit me on my wrist and my shoulder,” Pujols said afterward. “He kind of jammed me back. It’s the toughest play to make as a first baseman. It’s a bang-bang play. I saw the replay a couple of times, but I didn’t really want to look at it.”

The 31-year-old Pujols is due to enter free agency at the end of this season after rejecting a multiyear contract extension at the start of spring training. He will be placed on the 15-day disabled list for only the third time in his career.

One response to “Albert Pujols Out 4-6 Weeks With Broken Arm

  1. I hope he uses his DL time to think about $things$

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