VIDEO: Albert Pujols Injures Left Wrist During Play At First Base

The injury that forced St. Louis Cardinals 1B Albert Pujols to leave Sunday's game against the Kansas City Royals is officially being called a left wrist sprain, according to MLB.com's Austin Laymance. After watching him leave the field due to the unsettling contact with Wilson Betemit on the basepath, some were worried it could be a broken bone or worse, but it sounds like that's not the case.

Here's the video of the play and Pujols' reaction. The slow-motion replays that follow the game-speed version are pretty unpleasant, as his glove was bent so far back it looks like it hit him in the face.

The big first baseman immediately acts as if he's in pain, hopping off the diamond and crumpling to the ground while holding his left forearm. At one point he looks like he's trying to stretch his arm out behind his back, and a closeup of the injured area does appear to be reddened. 

For more on Pujols and the Cardinals, visit Viva El Birdos and SB Nation St. Louis.

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