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Jose Altuve to test injured knee this weekend

Jose Altuve

Jose Altuve will test his injured knee this weekend to determine if rest has helped.

Altuve was placed on the 10-day disabled list last month for the first time in his big league career due to soreness in his right knee. He was taken out of the Houston Astros’ game on July 25 in the fourth inning due to discomfort and has not played since.

Last year’s American League MVP is eligible to come off the disabled list, but that will not happen until Altuve is back to 100 percent. Altuve will see how his knee has responded to rest this weekend by testing it out with some running.

“I don’t think it’s going to be too long,” Altuve told MLB.com. “It’s not easy to come here and not to be in the lineup. I’m supporting my teammates. I’m going out there and supporting them. Hopefully, we’re going to win a lot of games and see what happens.”

Altuve was not happy about his first DL stint. Houston reportedly does not expect Altuve to be out for an extended period time. For Altuve, any day longer than ten days is too long.

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