Albert Pujols Injury To Wrist Knocks Cardinals Slugger Out Of Game

Albert Pujols was forced to leave the sixth inning of Sunday's game against the Kansas City Royals after an accidental collision with Wilson Betemit at first base. St. Louis Cardinals medical personnel gathered around the team's star, who was then escorted off the field for further examination.

The injury appeared to be to his left arm, with his wrist and hand area bending in an awkward way. Some are speculating he suffered a broken bone or even ligament damage, but nothing has been established yet; it could just be a gruesome sprain.

The preliminary evaluation, at least, is that it's only a sprain, according to ESPN's Brian Stull, and that a fuller report should be on its way for Monday. It's not much news, but for Cards fans it's about as good as it could possibly be.

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

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