Projecting post-injury Pujols
The broken wrist will have a tangible effect on the superstar's long-term production.
The St. Louis Cardinals received a bit of unwelcome news this afternoon when it was revealed Albert Pujols will miss up to six weeks with a fractured forearm that was caused by a collision with Wilson Betemit of the Kansas City Royals.
Just how much should the wrist injury affect Pujols' expectations going forward? To try to get an answer for this, I consulted the injury database of Kyle Boddy at Driveline Baseball, which has detailed injury information going back about a decade. I asked the database to find all players with wrist or forearm fractures. Given that Pujols' injury doesn't appear to be severe, I looked only at factures that caused the player to miss between 30 and 90 days.
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