Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout hasn’t played since July 12.
He had to skip the All-Star Game in Los Angeles and since that date has been unable to play with a rare condition.
He suffers from costovertebral dysfunction and is related to the inflammation of the right ribcage that sent him to the list of injured in early July.
Angels chief athletic trainer Mike Frostad said problems could likely affect him for the rest of his career.
Trout had to calm things down about a week ago, and said the concerns were exaggerated and he would play again this year.
With the Angels sporting a 44-60 record and virtually eliminated from the playoff contention unless something crazy happens, there’s a non-zero chance that it will eventually be shut down for the season, just like the last year when he suffered a calf problem.
However, there is also the possibility that the angels will let him return before the end of the year.
Rotation work began
The star player began his rotation job on Wednesday.
“Mike Trout started his rotation job yesterday, which is meant to get him to the point where he is able to swing, according to chief athletic trainer Mike Frostad. There is no specific timeline as to when it will start swinging. But Frostad said he is doing as planned, “The Athletic’s Sam Blum tweeted.
Mike Trout began his rotation job yesterday, which is meant to get him to the point where he is able to swing, according to chief athletic trainer Mike Frostad.
There is no specific timeline as to when it will start swinging. But Frostad said he is proceeding as planned.
– Sam Blum (@ SamBlum3) August 4, 2022
It’s a shame he’s out at the moment, because he was playing at MVP level before he got hurt.
He’s hitting .270 with 55 points, 24 home runs, 51 RBI and .967 OPS.
If the Angels are completely out of the post-season match, it wouldn’t make sense to bring him back and risk aggravation of some kind.