Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout optimistic about coming back soon
Over a period of four days, Mike Trout has gone from his career in jeopardy to being able to pick a bat next weekend.
The Angel of Los Angeles the star visited on Thursday with Dr. Robert Watkins, a back specialist and co-director of the Marina Spine Clinic in Los Angeles. Trout is expected to begin rotation exercises on Wednesday and could return to swinging shortly thereafter.
“My career is over since ‘my career’s over’ to now hopefully I’ll be playing here soon,” Trout said with a laugh. “After practice, everything is great every day. It’s getting better. Very promising to start rotations. I’ll do that for a few. [of] many days in the gym and if that goes well, I’ll start swinging. “
Trout’s future looks uncertain as sports coach Mike Forstad previously said Wednesday’s game in Kansas City the three-time AL MVP has a rare spinal condition, and it’s an issue Trout may have to “manage more than just the rest of this season.”
“I think that’s what the original Frosty was about – keeping a routine so it doesn’t come back,” Trout said. “Once you let it settle down, get rid of the inflammation and build the muscles around, that should be fine.”
Trout left the game against Houston on July 12 with the first game called back contractions. He was included in the injury list on July 18 with the indication of rib cage inflammation. Frostad said the exact injury is “spinal dysfunction at T5.”
“I can’t pinpoint exactly how it happened. I think it happened from time to time,” Trout said. “I was swinging more than I usually do. It just flared up. I can’t tell you exactly. As a baseball player, you swing a lot and be active and sometimes things work out.”
Since being on the injury list, Trout said he has been jogging and doing leg exercises. He’s also doing a core program to strengthen the muscles around this area.
This is the second year in a row that Trout has had to battle an injury. He was limited to just 36 games last season due to a calf injury.
The 10-time AL All-Star is beating .270 with 24 home players and 51 RBIs in 79 games this season, but has only had one game on target and six RBIs over the past three weeks in which he has played. he played.
Associated Press report.
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