Monday, June 20, 2011

Pujols Out 4-6 Weeks


St. Louis Cardinal fans will see just what life without Albert Pujols is like for the next 4-6 weeks.

The Cardinals announced Monday that Puljos will miss 4-6 weeks after results from a MRI and CT-scan showed a non-displaced fracture of his left radius, a bone that makes up the forearm. Pujols was placed in a splint and will likely be sidelined from 4 to 6 weeks.

According to a press release from the club Pujols' left shoulder was sore, but no structural damage was determined at this time.

Pujols injured his wrist and shoulder in the sixth inning of Sunday's game against the Kansas City Royals. K-C baserunner Wilson Betemit collided with Pujois along the first-base line.

"It's one of those weird plays that happen in the game that you just can't avoid," Pujols said on Sunday. "I wish that it didn't happen, but it does happen. It doesn't [just] happen to me. It happens to a lot of first basemen in the game."

Pujols becomes the third Cardinal star to go on the DL this season. Pitcher Adam Wainwright is out for the year who had season ending shoulder surgery and Matt Holliday who was just activated after a left quadriceps strain put Holliday on the 15 day disabled list.

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