Astros SS Carlos Correa Fractures Rib, to Miss 4-6 Weeks

Carlos Correa playing for Houston Astros in 2018
Carlos Correa playing for Houston Astros in 2018. Photo by Trask Smith/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9719808t)

The first-place Houston Astros have found out that their star shortstop Carlos Correa is set to miss 4-6 weeks after suffering a fractured rib. Astros beat reporter Brian McTaggart reported the news on Wednesday.

In a curious twist of events, the injury appears to have happened not while playing baseball. Astros general manager said that Correa had sustained the injury while at home on Monday and that he was not at liberty to speak about how exactly he broke his rib.

Correa, the first overall pick of the 2012 MLB Draft, has been one of baseball’s biggest stars since breaking into the league in the 2015 season. The Puerto Rican shortstop was an All-Star in 2017 as he helped lead the Astros to a World Series victory.

The 24-year-old also missed time at the beginning of the season due to a neck strain.

The Astros will miss Correa’s presence in the lineup during the time that he will be out. The young shortstop is batting .295 this season and has hit 11 home runs in only 50 games.

Fortunately for Houston, the team currently has a comfortable 7.5 game lead in the AL West and Correa will be back in plenty of time for the playoffs.