By Kyung Yoon Kim = Los Angeles Angels slugger Mike Trout, 31, has gone down with another injury.
Trout, who battled a calf injury in 2021 and a back injury last year, was recently sidelined with a broken left carpus, a bone in his left wrist.
“Trout is expected to be out four to eight weeks,” MLB.com reported on Friday.
Trout left the game in the eighth inning of the visiting San Diego Padres’ 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series game at Petco Park in San Diego, California, on April 4 after fouling off a pitch and complaining of pain in his left hand.
He was immediately examined and diagnosed with a broken wrist bone. No decision was made on whether surgery would be required.
Trout told MLB.com later in the day that he sought advice from people who have had similar injuries, saying, “Different people recover at different rates. We’ll see how it goes.”
Trout, who made his debut in 2011, is one of MLB’s most dominant sluggers. His explosive long ball and precise hitting skills have made him one of the league’s most dominant hitters.
In March 2019, he signed a 12-year, $426.5 million contract with the Angels, ushering in the $400 million era for the first time in the sport’s history.온라인바카
However, Trout has been plagued by frequent injuries lately.
In 2021, he was limited to 36 games with a calf injury, and last year he struggled with a back injury.
Trout’s injury is particularly bad coming into the All-Star Game. This is the third straight year he’s had to return his All-Star ticket.
Trout has been selected to 11 All-Star games before this year, but has missed four of them due to injury.
This year’s MLB All-Star Game will be held at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington, USA, on June 12 at 9:00 am.