Jose Altuve Makes First Comments After Suffering Broken Thumb
One of Houston Astros fans' fears were realized Saturday night, as second baseman Jose Altuve appeared to suffer a major hand injury during the World Baseball Classic. It's since been confirmed Altuve has a broken right thumb after being hit by a pitch, which will knock him out for 8-10 weeks.
Many are wondering how Altuve feels following the news he'll miss up to 2.5 months. He spoke about about the incident on Sunday.
Altuve said he's disappointed he'll start the season on the injured list. However, he decided to look at the situation optimistically, with the aim he'll recover fast.
Those around the organization are, obviously, gutted by this news. GM Dana Brown noted how much losing an irreplaceable presence like Altuve impacts the team.
Teammate Alex Bregman highlighted that Altuve came into camp in "great shape," which only makes this loss more disappointing.
Now the Astros will await Altuve's surgery and hope his recovery goes off without a hitch. They'll certainly miss him when they take the field on March 30 for Opening Day.
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