Injuries are part of the game. Unfortunately for Mike Trout, he had a feeling something was wrong with his body. He hit it right on the note with his calf strain taking him out for the longest absence he’s experienced at 6-8 weeks off the field. Here are the highlights:
- The 3-time AL MVP is expected to sit out 6-8 weeks, which would put him on the sideline during the All-Star break.
- For him, this isn’t just a bump in the road. He’s truly devastated to be missing this much playtime.
- The Los Angeles Angels put Trout in their injured list a day after he came up limping toward third base on a popup that ended the first inning. He felt the pop as it happened and knew it was all downhill from there.
- He thought it was his Achilles, but was relieved it wasn’t that part of his body. He took that as a positive.
- Trout slammed down his batting helmet as he exited the field because he knew he was having a great season and built tons of momentum.
- He missed three games earlier in the season due to a swollen left elbow after he was hit by a pitch. He was off to the best start of his career with a .425 batting average in April.
- Manager Joe Maddon has more faith that things will be fine because he’s seen good players get back on the field at the right time and things worked out well despite their time away from the game.
- Maddon said regardless of who’s out of the game, they can win if they get better at pitching overall. The more they tighten up their pitching, they’ll be able to elevate their game.