He had to miss the All-Star Game in Los Angeles, and has not been able to play since that date, a rare condition.
He suffers from costovertebral dysfunction, and it is related to a swelling of the right rib that sent him to the injured list earlier in July.
Angels head athletic trainer Mike Frostad said the issues could probably affect the rest of his career.
Trout had to calm the waters a bit about a week ago, and said concerns had risen and he would be playing again this year.
With the Angels playing a 44–60 record and almost eliminated from playoff contention unless something crazy happens, there is a non-zero chance that he is eventually closed for the season, just like last. Years happened when he was suffering from a problematic calf injury. ,
However, there is also a chance that the Angels let him back before the year ends.
they started rotational work
The star outfielder started his rotational work on Wednesday.
“Mike Trout began his rotational work yesterday, aiming to build him up to the point where he is able to swing, according to head athletic trainer Mike Frosted. There is no specific timeline on when he will begin swinging. But Frostad said he is proceeding as expected,” The Athletic’s Sam Blum tweeted.
According to head athletic trainer Mike Frostad, Mike Trout began his rotational work yesterday, aiming to build him up to the point where he is able to swing.
There is no specific timeline on when he will start swinging. But Frostad said he is proceeding as expected.
— Sam Blum (@samblum 3) 4 August 2022
It is a shame that he is currently out, as he was playing at the MVP level before the injury.
He is scoring .270 runs with 55 runs, 24 home runs, 51 RBI and a .967 OPS.
If the Angels are completely out of the running postseason, there would be no point in bringing him back and risking any escalation.