LA Angels: Mike Trout seen making another massive stride in recovery

Mike Trout, LA Angels. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)
Mike Trout, LA Angels. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images) /

Mike Trout is going to be back with the LA Angels before we know it.

Earlier this week, he was seen running, which was a major step in his recovery for his calf strain. The fact that he was running was crucial to his plantarflexion of the foot and ankle. That’s important because calf injuries that take six to eight weeks are typically a little bit more than strains, and actually partial tears.

On Thursday, he took another major stride  toward recovery, as he was seen taking batting practice before the game. He had been hitting in the cage, but hadn’t taken BP on the field.

Mike Trout taking on-field BP shows how close he is to returning for the LA Angels.

Mike Trout now both running and taking pre-game batting practice for the LA Angels shows that he’s making good progress with his health.

He’s finally traveled with the team, and he’s now done it in back-to-back series.

While many expect Trout to not be back until the end of August, it’s undeniable that he’s closing in on a return at this point. He wasn’t expected to be back until the end of August because he hadn’t taken these steps.

Now that he’s making these strides, we can see that he’s physically capable of swinging the bat and running on the field. The Angels brought Brandon Marsh up recently, which signals that Trout is likely not going to be back in the very near future. They also acquired Adam Eaton to lessen the blow.

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Now that Trout is hitting milestones in his recovery, however, it appears that he will be back much earlier than late August.