Astros’ SS Carlos Correa Expected to Miss 4-6 Weeks with a Fractured Rib

Carlos Correa. Photo by Trask Smith/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Houston Astros announced on Wednesday that they are placing shortstop Carlos Correa on the injured list after the 24-year-old suffered a fractured rib. According to Astros’ general manager Jeff Luhnow, Correa will miss four to six weeks of action while rehabbing.

The team called up Myles Straw from Triple-A Round Rock in a corresponding move.

Luhnow told reporters that Correa got injured on Tuesday morning at his home, but didn’t want to provide further details.

“It’s more frustrating for him,” – Luhnow added. “Our team is built to withstand a few injuries and should be fine … We also have to remmeber he didn’t start playing until June in his rookie year and won the (American League Rookie of the Year) award.”

“He can do a lot of damage in a short amount of time. The focus is to get him back healthy, help us in the second half and really obviously help in the postseason because that’s where we need him the most.”

Correa made 50 appearances for Houston this season and was a difference maker for the team during his time on the field. He batted .295, managing 11 home runs and 35 RBIs this year.

The injury couldn’t come at a worse moment for the Astros, as they previously lost outfielder George Springer and infielder Aledmys Diaz to hamstring injuries. To make things worse, their All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve is still not fully fit to play as he suffers from right leg fatigue.