Mike Trout: How could the LA Angels claim injury wasn’t season ending?

Mike Trout, Joe Maddon, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
Mike Trout, Joe Maddon, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports /

Angels.com recently released some injury reports/updates on the whole injury picture surrounding the LA Angels.

The one I was most looking forward to was Mike Trout‘s status.

My excitement quickly faded. The article pointed out that it’s looking pretty dark in regards to getting our franchise player back. It makes me wonder how his injury was originally ruled a calf strain.

There’s no way that the LA Angels couldn’t have realized how serious Mike Trout’s injury was from the start.

When Mike Trout was hurt on May 17, the LA Angels claimed that he had just strained his calf.

Have you ever heard of a calf strain that knocks a player out for four and a half months? Well, to be fair, the truth came out about it being a tear about a month ago. I had suspected this all along.

There’s no way this was just a strain. It had to be a tear. What calf strain was set to keep a player out for three months (as it had been by the time they finally accepted that it was a tear).

Also, think about the setbacks Trout has faced with this. He started traveling with the team, but then stopped. Since, he’s started traveling with us again, but he also never made a ton of progress.

At one point, he was running the bases a little bit. He then suddenly stopped.

He was hitting in the cages, and then finally hit on the field. But then, all we heard after that was him doing some light drills on the field.

The writing was on the wall the entire time. The lack of progress, and sporadic setbacks should have had the Angels being realistic about this situation, and transparent.

Trout was not going to come back.

We never heard of a rehab assignment, and we had no reason to be optimistic. I mean again, how is he going to return at this point?

We only have 13 games left. He’ll have to hit a rehab start before he comes back to the Big League club, and the time for that is obviously running out as well.

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I’m worried for Trout. I feel like his injury was clearly worse than what was getting put out for a long time, and I feel awful that he’s had to deal with this. He’ll be back next year, though, and our team is going to be so much better.