Houston Astros fans held their breath as Carlos Correa was down on the ground in pain after a tumble at first base on Thursday. But fans can exhale a bit as x-rays on the shortstop's ankle came back negative and he is listed as day-to-day with a left ankle sprain.
Carlos Correa has a left ankle sprain and is day-to-day.— Houston Astros (@astros) June 9, 2016
Correa was legging out a ground ball against the Texas Rangers in the fifth inning when Jurickson Profar's throw pulled first baseman Mitch Moreland back into the base path. Moreland's movements and Correa attempting to stretch to be safe resulted in Correa misstepping on first base.
Correa left the game in the fifth inning, pushing Jose Altuve to shortstop for the first time in his six-year major league career.
Correa said after the game to the Houston Chronicle's Jake Kaplan that he was sore:
Correa said after the game felt sore but "hopefully I'll be good to go in a couple days."
"Obviously, I was scared when I touched the bag and then the pain was there," he said. "When I was able to stand up, obviously I felt a lot better. I was able to walk limping at least and obviously it was not that bad."