The Astros injury woes continue with Carlos Correa out with rib soreness and Jose Altuve experiencing right knee discomfort.
It seems like every day now we hear some more bad news on the injury front with the Astros players. It’s starting to sound like a broken record. There’s developing news concerning Jose Altuve, as he returns to Houston early. Carlos Correa is sitting out for the second straight day. Collin McHugh‘s progress at a stall.
It has been reported that Jose Altuve is experiencing discomfort in his surgically repaired right leg/knee. He has returned to Houston and will be reevaluated by the team doctors. After playing two straight days for the Round Rock Express in his rehab assignment, Altuve said he felt fatigue and soreness in his knee.
On top of that, Carlos Correa was a surprise absentee in tonight’s lineup for the Astros. This is his second day in a row riding the pine. It has been revealed that he has been feeling rib soreness and will also be evaluated by the doctors.
Collin McHugh’s news is also a little disheartening. After playing catch the last couple of days, it appears that he hasn’t progressed well. A. J. Hinch indicated that it may take longer than originally thought for his return to the pitching staff. Corbin Martin, who’s pitching in tonight’s game, may just become a regular fixture in the rotation.
All we can do is hope that none of these setbacks are serious enough for longer, more extended stretches of time missed. Astros’ GM Jeff Luhnow believes that this is the case, but nobody will really know until they’re evaluated by team doctors and their rehab process picks back up.
When you look at the growing list of injured players in a relatively short amount of time, it’s a little bit alarming. I guess you could say, better now than the end of the season or playoff time. Fortunately, for the Astros, the deep pool of talent that they’ve been utilizing is doing more than their part and have shined when needed.