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Alex Bregman Reveals Surprising Injury He Played Through During Final Outs of World Series

Larry Rupp
Alex Bregman revealed a surprising injury he played through during the final outs of the World Series.
Alex Bregman revealed a surprising injury he played through during the final outs of the World Series. / AP Photos/David J. Phillip

The Houston Astros won their second World Series title in franchise history after taking down the Philadelphia Phillies by a score of 4-1 in Game 6 on Saturday. The victory came with perfect timing as third baseman Alex Bregman revealed he played through a surprising injury during the final few outs.

Houston Astros Injury News

Bregman explained that he broke his index finger while attempting to stretch a single into a double in the eighth inning. The 28-year-old was tagged out as second baseman Jean Segura's glove bent his finger backward. Bregman was able to stay in to field third base, but no baseballs were hit his way.

"I can barely think, because I got a broken finger. It's a good thing we won."

Bregman during his postgame celebration

The injury means that the Astros would have been without both veteran Yuli Gurriel and Alex Bregman in a winner-take-all Game 7. Of course, Gurriel was removed from the World Series roster prior to Game 6 after suffering a knee injury. He was caught in a rundown between third base and home.

Bregman once again played a key role for Houston during its postseason run, batting .294 to go along with 3 home runs and 11 RBI in 11 games. The two-time All-Star's 3 doubles, 4 walks and 3 RBI during the World Series helped propel the Astros to a thrilling championship as the team's cleanup hitter.

The Astros have not released a timeline for Bregman's finger injury, but its' safe to say he will be ready to go in time for 2023 spring training. A broken finger tends to come with a recovery timeline between 1-4 months. He'll slide right back in as the starting third baseman on Opening Day on March 30.

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