The Angels’ playoff hopes were dashed early Sunday morning when superstar first baseman Albert Pujols slipped in wet grass while running wind sprints, tearing the meniscus in his right knee. Further tests are pending, but the medical team guessed that Pujols may miss up to three months or more.

This would be the first extended stint on the disabled list for the All Star slugger, which unfortunately comes mere months after he signed baseball’s third-richest contract. The injury fulfills what many naysayers in the industry warned about given Pujols’ various nagging pains.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia had little comment prior to the Angels’ final spring training game. “We will obviously monitor Albert’s progress and try to get him back as soon as possible,” said Scioscia, adding that the injury “is clearly not what we wanted right now.”

In the Midwest, Cardinal fans are cheering the injury. Jilted fans on Twitter are mocking the superstar first baseman’s sudden trouble, while happy fans in St. Louis celebrated by putting a bandage around the knee of the Pujols statue in West County. Pujols’ defection for huge sums of cash left many Cardinal fans disgruntled. To them, Pujols’ injury is like an answer to a prayer. As one Cardinal fan pointedly, “Enjoy karma, Albert!”

Doctors say they will know more about the extent of the injury following surgery, which is scheduled for Monday morning.

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  • http://twitter.com/Janiece59 Janiece Senn

    yea, not funny! 

    • http://www.stlcardinalbaseball.com/ Ray DeRousse

      Sure it is.