HOUSTON (SportsRadio 610) -- Astros shortstop Carlos Correa left Tuesday night’s game against the Rangers in the sixth inning after fouling a ball off his left leg
Correa fell to the ground and was unable to stand on his own. He was eventually helped off the field by the Astros’ head athletic trainer Jeremiah Randall and his teammate Josh Reddick.
The Astros shortstop did not put any weight on his foot as he was helped off the field. Reserve infielder Jack Mayfield entered the game for Correa, who was down in an 0-2 count with the game tied at one run apiece.
Dusty Baker said after the game, which the Astros won 4-1, that Correa suffered a bone bruise on his ankle but X-rays were negative and no bones are broken.
"He was scared, and we were scared," the Astros' skipper said Tuesday night.
Houston had dealt with injuries to nearly every core player except Correa until now.
Justin Verlander was lost after the season-opener with an elbow injury and has not pitched since, though reports indicate he could return before the season ends.
Closer Roberto Osuna went on the 45-day injured list Aug. 9.
Alex Bregman, Jose Altuve, George Springer and Michael Brantley have all spent time on the injured list.
Yordan Alvarez, last year’s American League Rookie of the Year, played in just two games this year before he was shut down for the year with knee surgery.
Corea has a .742 OPS this season. His batting average is .278 with four home runs and 23 RBI.