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Astros’ Carlos Correa suffered fractured rib during massage

Houston Astros star Carlos Correa is expected to miss the next four-to-six weeks after suffering a fractured rib recently.

Prior to the All-Star shortstop releasing a statement Wednesday afternoon, there was no information out there regarding said injury. That’s now changed. The 24-year-old Correa released a statement indicating that he suffered the fracture rib while receiving a massage at his home on Tuesday.

“I’m extremely disappointed about not being on the field with my teammates. I sustained the rib fracture during a massage at my home on Tuesday,” Correa said, via Jake Kaplan of The Athletic. “To sustain an injury in such an unusual way makes it even more frustrating. However, I will work hard to get back on the field as quickly as possible to help our team achieve our goal of winning another championship.”

That’s a freaky way to find yourself on the injured list for a substantial period of time. No word yet on what type of massage led to this injury.

Correa was hitting .295 with 11 homers, 35 RBI and a .360 OBP at the time of the injury. He’ll now likely be sidelined until mid July. Ouch!