The Minnesota Twins have played well up to this point.
They hold a record of 15-11 and lead the American League Central division.
However, they’ve had some bad luck with injuries.
Miguel Sano is already out with a torn meniscus, but it appears that the injury bug has claimed yet another star in the Twins’ lineup.
Carlos Correa, who was hit by two pitches in the Twins’ 5-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles, was forced to exit the game.
Following the game, Twins reporter Do-Hyoung Park provided an update on the Twins’ new shortstop and made somewhat of a grim prediction for what’s next.
The #MNTwins say that preliminary X-ray imaging on Carlos Correa's right middle finger in Baltimore revealed the "potential for a non-displaced fracture."
They're aiming to confirm with a CT scan tomorrow.
— Do-Hyoung Park (@dohyoungpark) May 6, 2022
Injuries Mounting For The Twins
Again, they’ve already lost Sano for some time with a torn meniscus.
The last thing they need is to lose their star shortstop.
As Park notes, depending on the severity of the injury, Correa could have a broken finger.
It seems as though the Twins are thinking it’s a non-displaced fracture, which would not require surgery like a broken finger would.
However, it still means that Correa could be out for a decent amount of time, which could potentially open the door for a team like the Chicago White Sox to get hot and take back the top spot in the AL Central.
It’s been a tough go of things lately for the Twins, and they could start slipping in the standings soon as a result of their luck with injuries.
Correa will have a CT scan today to determine the severity of the injury and next steps.
Again, there’s a good chance he could avoid surgery if it’s simply a non-displaced fracture.
The Twins will have more clarity after the CT scans.