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Astros’ Carlos Correa exits game with thumb injury

Astros shortstop re-injures his hand on a swing.

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Everything is working for the Houston Astros. Not many things much can derail the Astros except injuries.

Astros fans had their baseball lives flash before their eyes when Carlos Correa swung through a pitch on Monday and was in clear pain. Manager A.J. Hinch and head athletic trainer Jeremiah Randall came out to check on Correa in the fourth inning.

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Correa exited the game and after examination, it appears he jammed his hand. More specifically he reaggravated the injury he sustained on July 4 in Atlanta. Correa slid headfirst into home plate, jamming his hand on Tyler Flowers’ catching gear.

Correa said after the game that he had been playing through pain since the July 4 game in a post game interview with Houston Chronicle beat writer Jake Kaplan.

The injury will linger for a long time, but the solution may be a trip to the DL with the team running away with the AL West crown.