Albert Pujols was helped the field after hurting his wrist and shoulder. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

The news is not good for Albert Pujols. The Cardinals announced that the first baseman will be out four to six weeks with a non-displaced fracture of his left radius forearm.

He was injured on Sunday when he collided with Kansas City’s Wilson Betemit on a play at first base after Pujols reached for a ball, and got hit by a charging Betemit.

Pujols underwent an MRI exam and a CT scan, which revealed the injury. He was placed in a splint. Pujols is batting .279 with 17 home runs and 45 RBIs. Pujols has been on the disabled list just twice in his career. June 2006 with a left oblique strain and June ’08 with a left calf strain.