Astros Injury: Catcher Jason Castro Leaves Game With Sprained Right Knee

Scott Halleran

Astros catcher Jason Castro leaves game with sprained right knee.

In the second inning of Monday's Labor Day game, Jason Castro took an awkward swing on a foul ball:

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On the very next pitch he hit a ball down the left field line and appeared to run awkwardly to first base:

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After a visit from the team athletic trainer and Bo Porter, Jason Castro was pulled from the game and Cody Clark inserted into the game as a pinch runner.

According to David Barron of the Houston Chronicle it's being called a right knee sprain, which is a bit of a concern considering that's the same knee that he had surgery on back in 2011:

Castro required surgery on his right knee in March 2011 after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament while trying to avoid a tag in his second spring training game of his second season in the big leagues. -David Barron

Here's what Brooks' has to say about the injury:

Same knee as the ACL/medial meniscus.

Knee didn't look too bad. I doubt any structural damage. ACL or LCL are the most likely ligaments to be sprained.

A few days rest is most likely, but wouldn't be surprised at a short DL stint. I wouldn't be concerned about it.

Castro was 2-2 on the day with two runs batted in and a run scored.


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