St. Louis Cardinals fans got some bad news today. Star first baseman Albert Pujols will be out for 4-6 weeks with a fractured left forearm.
The team announced the results of an MRI and CT scan today, one day after Pujols was injured in a game against Kansas City at Busch Stadium. Pujols was hurt on a play at first base in the sixth inning. He was fielding a throw that was off-target and Kansas City's Wilson Betemit collided with his glove hand as Pujols was pulled toward home. The Cards' three-time MVP went down to the ground in pain.
Team officials said Pujols has a "non-displaced fracture of his left radius" and his arm is in a splint. They say his left shoulder was sore, but no structural damage was found.
Pujols is hitting .279 this year but was starting to heat up after a slow start. St. Louis has been hit by a string of unfortunate injuries to key players this season.