Jose Altuve Astros star José Altuve left Saturday’s WBC game between Team USA and Venezuela after being hit by a pitch and many fans feared the worst.

Houston Astros star José Altuve exited Saturday night’s USA vs. Venezuela World Baseball Classic game after getting hit by a pitch.

In the bottom of the fifth, Team USA pitcher Daniel Bard of the Colorado Rockies threw a 96 mph sinker that struck Altuve on the right hand in two spots. Altuve appeared in considerable pain and immediately left the game.

Team USA entered the bottom of the fifth with a 5-2 lead in the elimination game, but Bard’s wildness, which included a couple of wild pitches and two walks, helped Venezuela take a 6-5 lead.

No word on the extent of Altuve’s injury yet, but coming just days after New York Mets closer Edwin Díaz suffered a season-ending injury in WBC play, many fans feared the worst.

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