Pujols Out 4-6 Weeks With Arm Fracture

Sports

June 20th, 2011 by Jim Field

     ST. LOUIS (AP) – St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols
will be out for 4-6 weeks with a fractured left forearm.
     The team announced the results of an MRI and CT scan Monday, a
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 his arm is in a splint.
     Pujols was hurt on a play at first base in the sixth inning. He
was fielding a long throw and Kansas City’s Wilson Betemit collided
with his glove hand as Pujols was pulled toward home.
     The Cards’ three-time MVP went down to the ground in pain.
Pujols is hitting .279 this year, starting to heat up after a slow
start.
     The team says his left shoulder was sore, but no structural
damage was found.