The calf strain from hell proved to be more than just that; and a significant tear. Unfortunately, it officially was ruled to have gotten the best of Trout today, as Trout has confirmed that he will be out for the rest of the year.
We all saw this coming, but it hurts every time I hear about it.
At least we now know that Mike Trout will be back and 100% healthy next season for the LA Angels.
The interesting thing about this is that Mike Trout’s calf has actually healed already, but he recently decided to just shut it down for the rest of the LA Angels season. I get it. We’re obviously knocked out of playoff contention.
I just wish it wasn’t as bad of an injury as it was in the first place, that way this wouldn’t have even been possible.
If there’s any positives about this, it’s that Trout has at least learned through the adversity.
At this point, Trout’s looking forward to next season. And he’s got a lot to look forward to. This team will finally be healthy, and they have the potential to have a huge offseason.
Hitting .333/.466/.624 with eight home runs and 23 runs scored, Trout was having the best year of his career before he went down after 36 games.
He was still selected as a starter for the All-Star Game, which goes to show just how good he was in limited action.
Joe Maddon has been very impressed with Trout’s activity in the dugout, even without playing. He has apparently been very focused in on everything, and asking questions throughout the games. Mental reps are important, and Trout was at least able to make progress there.
It really blows that we weren’t able to see two MVPs on the field at the same time this year, but it’ll be a lot different next year.