Los Angeles Angels CF Mike Trout injured his left hand after taking a slider off the hand Sunday afternoon against the Texas Rangers and Angels fans held their collective breath. An MRI confirmed that his hand was not broken.
This is huge news for the Angels because it is very optimistic that he will not have to sit for an extended period. Typically, a broken hand can take up to four weeks to heal and with the negative result, the team should be excited to have him back in the lineup.
After getting off to a hot start it is disappointing to see him on the bench due to an injury. In his nine games this year he was batting .267 with two home runs and three runs batted in. And we know that it takes one series for Trout to see the ball well which can carry the Angels’ offense.
When will Trout be Back?
So, why has he not been in the lineup the past two games if it is not a broken hand? The reasoning behind him not playing is because Trout gets to determine when he feels comfortable playing. So how long will that be? The past Trout has used extreme caution in the past when it comes to injuries.
This can be discouraging for many Angels fans because after Trout was out for the majority of the 2021 season, fans were excited to see how he can help this offense. At the end of last year, he decided to shut his season down early due to a strained calf that was not healing properly.
What is promising is that he traveled with the team to Houston so there is some hope that he can play in the next series against the Orioles, which begins Friday, April 22nd. That series can be a good tune-up series for him in preparation for a tough Guardians team on Monday.
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