Carlos Correa says he fractured rib during home massage
Though we are just two months into the 2019 campaign, Carlos Correa may already have the award for strangest injury of the season on lock.
In a statement released on Wednesday, the Houston Astros shortstop, who landed on the injured list this week with a fractured rib, revealed that he suffered the fracture during a massage at his home.
“I’m extremely disappointed about not being on the field with my teammates,” said Correa in the statement, per Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. “I sustained the rib fracture during a massage at my home on Tuesday.
“To sustain an injury in such an unusual way makes it even more frustrating,” he added. “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.”
The former All-Star Correa, who is hitting .295 with 11 homers and 35 RBIs in 50 games this season, is expected to miss an extended period with the injury.
As for the manner in which he sustained the fracture, perhaps it will have other MLB massage enthusiasts thinking twice before indulging in them.