Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels gets some help putting a yellow ribbon on his shirt in the dugout before a baseball game against the New York Yankees on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 in Anaheim, Calif. (Ashley Landis/AP Photo)
ANAHEIM, Calif.—Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout has officially closed for the season.
The three-time American League MVP suffered a calf strain on May 17 and has not returned to the lineup since. The original diagnosis was six to eight weeks of rehabilitation, but the injury was worse than originally thought.
Trout was trying to come back this season but recently decided he was done this year.
The 30-year-old outfielder said he is healthy and should have a normal offseason in New Jersey.
“It’s been tough for me, but now looking back and learning from everything, it was the biggest injury of my career,” Trout said.
“It came down to that we had been trying to return everything for the past month and a half. My calf and my body were not cooperating. It was disappointing. I took a week, 2 1/2 weeks off and I feel almost 100 percent.”
Trout hit .333 with eight home runs, 18 RBIs, and 1.090 OPS in 36 games this season.
by Jill Painter Lopez
This News Originally From – The Epoch Times