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Carlos Correa suffers right leg injury at High-A Lancaster

Jun 22, 2014, 11:04 AM EDT

There aren’t many details available yet, but this sounds like it could be serious. Here’s what Jason Schwartz, a broadcaster for the High-A Lancaster JetHawks, was tweeting Saturday night

Correa will undergo a range of tests Sunday before the Astros reveal a diagnosis. The 19-year-old shortstop from Puerto Rico has hit .325/.416/.510 with six homers and 20 stolen bases through 62 games this season in the California League. He was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft and Baseball America ranked him No. 7 on their 2014 ranking of the Top 100 prospects. Baseball Prospectus had him at No. 5.

  1. thatsnuckinfuts - Jun 22, 2014 at 2:46 PM

    Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said in a statement released by the team Sunday: “Carlos was examined last night at a local hospital in California. He will travel to Houston early this week to be evaluated further by the Astros medical staff before determining next steps. He will be placed on the disabled list and is expected to miss some time.”

    Correa said in an interview on Sunday that he was “feeling good.”

    “I’m not worried at all,” he said. “I’ll be back. I don’t know when yet. I know it’s nothing really bad.”

    Speaking on the Astros’ pregame show on KBME (790 AM) on Sunday, Luhnow called it “an unfortunate injury.”

    “Carlos is one of our, obviously, best players in the Minor Leagues, and he just plays the game so hard,” Luhnow said. “He slid into third base. He did sustain an ankle injury. We had him evaluated last night, and the next step there is we’re bringing him to Houston and he’s going to be looked at by our specialist here. We have an excellent ankle and foot specialist that works with us. We’ll know more in a couple of days.

    “He is going to miss some time. I don’t know how long. We have to be very careful with any sort of ankle injury. It’s unfortunate. He’s had a tremendous season. He’s going to miss some time, but the good news is whatever time he misses, he’s going to make up for it in the fall. He’s probably going to be one of the guys we send to the Arizona Fall League.”

    Correa, the top pick in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, was carried off the field after injuring his ankle following an RBI triple in the sixth inning.

    “I was worried,” Correa said of when the injury first happened, “but it’s not as bad. I’ll have it checked out in Houston, and they’ll be making the final decision.”

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