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Pujols out 4-6 weeks with broken forearm

(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)
Albert Pujolsmakes an unassisted play at first base against the Kansas City Royals in the fifth inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on June 19, 2011. Pujols was injured in the sixth inning making a play at first base.

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.

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