Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols left Wednesday’s game against the Boston Red Sox in the fourth inning after suffering a leg injury while running from second base to third, after having led off the inning with a double.
It’s not clear yet how serious this injury is, but the Angels are taking no chances with their slugging star. Austin Laymance:
The first baseman will undergo an MRI before Thursday’s game, and it’s unclear if he will miss any time.
“I’m feeling sore right now,” Pujols said after the Angels beat the Red Sox, 7-3. “How I did it, I don’t know, I can’t tell you.”
Pujols further stated after the game that this injury was not as serious as a calf injury he suffered in 2008:
“This is nothing even close to that,” Pujols said. “Hopefully [Thursday] it feels better. I’m going to ice it down tonight and do other stuff and see how it goes. It’s pretty sore, so hopefully just sore and [Thursday] hopefully I feel better and play. If not, I’ll just take a day [off].”
With the Angels in a tight wild-card battle, they can ill afford to lose Pujols for any length of time.