Angels’ Mike Trout is Dealing With a Torn Meniscus, Will Require Surgery

Los Angeles Angels' center fielder Mike Trout
Los Angeles Angels' center fielder Mike Trout in 2019. Photo by Peter Joneleit/CSM/Shutterstock (10363736p)

The Los Angeles Angels’ superstar outfielder Mike Trout is dealing with a meniscus injury in his left knee and will require surgery. Trout is expected to be sidelined for an extended period, but the organization hopes he will be able to return to action before the end of the 2024 MLB season.

According to ESPN’s Alden Gonzalez, Trout will undergo the procedure at some point this week. If everything goes as planned and doctors don’t discover further damage in his knee, Trout could be back on the field in four to six weeks.

Speaking with reporters after the news was confirmed, Trout said that he isn’t sure when his injury took place. He played the entirety of a 6-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday but said that he felt discomfort in his knee in the third inning. He reported it to the medical staff after the game and learned the bad news following a checkup.

“It was just sore,” Trout said. “I was kind of telling myself maybe I just banged it on something and I didn’t realize it. Then, after the game, getting treatment, it was really sore.”

Trout added that the injury is “frustrating,” but he is keeping a positive mind.

Early in his career, Mike Trout was considered the best player in baseball, winning three AL MVP awards between 2014 and 2019. However, a series of injuries derailed his career in recent years, and he managed to play more than 54 games only once since 2019.

In 29 games played this season, Trout batted .220 with 14 RBIs and league-leading 10 home runs.

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