Carlos Correa injured his right leg sliding into third base Saturday night and had to be carried from the field. The extent of the injury is unknown, but the scene in Lake Elsinore did not look promising.
What looked like a potentially serious ankle injury makes Correa the most recent victim in a rash of injuries to Astros prospects.
Almost exactly 24 hours earlier Corpus Christi infielder Nolan Fontana suffered a broken pinky finger. Fontana will require surgery and is likely to be out of action for the next eight weeks. The news of Fontana’s injury prompted Astros fans and bloggers to wonder if Correa might be promoted to AA to take Nolan’s place on the roster. Right now, it looks like that idea might have to be put on hold.
Along with the injuries to Correa and Fontana, Lancaster starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. has been placed on the disabled list with back soreness. The injury to McCullers is believed to be minor. Let’s hope the same can be said for Correa once the dust settles.
Some potentially good news is coming out of Lake Elsinore in the form of a tweet from JetHawks broadcaster Jason Schwartz, who was the first to report Correa’s injury.