Carlos Correa Leaves Twins vs Tigers Game with Injury

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Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Twins are fighting *surprise* a bunch of injuries to start the 2024 season and I wish I was coming with good news on that front tonight. But, of course, that is not the case.

On friday night, after a rain delayed the start of their game vs the Detroit Tigers by about an hour, shortstop Carlos Correa was pulled in the 3rd inning with what is being described as an oblique (side) strain.

Carlos Correa leaves Minnesota Twins game with injury

According to Medical News Today, there are three different severities (1, 2, 3 – worst) of an oblique (side) strain, which is common in baseball and other sports where swinging of your torso happens regularly. As long as the injury is nothing crazy, a full recovery is usually made within a few weeks.

An oblique strain, also known as a side strain, is a tear in the internal oblique muscle or transversalis fascia. This can cause sharp pain, swelling, bruising, and limited range of motion in the torso. Oblique muscles are located diagonally across the sides of the trunk, supporting the pelvis and abdomen, and responsible for rotating and flexing the trunk. They play a key role in bending over, twisting the torso, and breathing. Oblique strains are common in sports that require repetitive twisting and overarm movement, such as cricket and baseball. — Medical News Today

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Outside of Byron Buxton still being in the lineup after two weeks of baseball, Carlos Correa stood as one of the only bright spots on the spring, batting .324 with a .923 OPS, including 1 HR and 4 RBI, in the Twins’ first 10 games (42 PA).

Now, let’s just hope he isn’t out long, and when Correa does return, the Twins’ season isn’t all but over already.

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