Until a few days ago, Carlos Correa was our Houston Astros’ top prospect, but then he injured his right ankle when he slid into third base while playing for Class A Advanced Lancaster on Saturday.
The 19 year old player, who was the top pick in the 2012 First-Year Player draft, was first evaluated in California and is now traveling to Houston to see how bad the injury is.
Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said, “Carlos was examined will travel to Houston to be evaluated further by the Astros medical staff before determining next steps. He will be placed on the disabled list and is expected to miss some time. We'll know more in a couple of days.”
Nineteen-year-old Correa, who’s had 6 homers and 57 RBIs in his 62 games at Lancaster, was expected to be promoted to the Astros’ Double-A Corpus Christi team soon , but that move may be put on hold, depending on the outcome of his local injury evaluation.
As you can plainly see from Carlos Correa’s situation, a sports injury can jeopardize the future of a promising young athlete. If you’ve sustained an injury while playing baseball, basketball, football or any other sport, you need to put yourself in the hands of an experienced Houston podiatrist. If you want to get back on the field quickly and safely, schedule an appointment with Dr. Andrew Schneider as soon as possible.