Mike Trout Injury Update: "Happy with progress"


Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout says he's "happy" with the progress he's making with his strained calf. He says it's starting to feel better. That's the good news. 

The bad news is that he still hasn't started running, and he has no idea when he might return. 

The Angels center fielder was in his usual spot as a leading contender for American League MVP when he suffered the injury on May 17. Trout was hitting .333 with an MLB-leading on-base percentage of .466 and an OPS of 1.090 that was also a major league-best. 

The initial prognosis was an absence of 6-to-8 weeks. At this point, just three weeks in, he has yet to progress to running or jogging, instead limited to strengthening exercises around the calf muscle, and low-intensity walking on a treadmill. He said he'll have a better idea of when he might be able to return once he starts jogging. 

The Angels are just 10-10 in Trout's absence, and are counting the days—however many it might be—until his return. 

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