A Sad, Familiar Story: Brutal Injury News For Mike Trout

Here we go again. Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout, who has simply been unable to play anywhere close to a full season in five or six years, is about to go under the knife for his left knee and will be out for a considerable period.

The good news is that Trout's surgery is "not expected to be season-ending" according to the Angels. It's a torn meniscus in his left knee. The fact that he's facing another major injury for the 5th straight season left the superstar near tears.

An emotional Trout, reports Sam Blum, was at a loss for words in describing his disappointment. He said while he noticed a little something in his knee during the 3rd inning of last night's game, the pain became serious after the contest. 

Trout leads the major leagues with 10 home runs this season, though with only 14 RBIs it speaks to the lack of any semblance of a proper lineup around him. 

Trout, even at the age of 32, still remains one of the best players in baseball, but he simply can't stay on the field. The 3-time MVP has missed 249 games over the past three seasons and hasn't played even 140 games since 2018. 

Now, without Shohei Ohtani around, there's no telling what will happen to the Angels offense. 

Trout has a career 378 homers 954 RBIs, a .299 average, a .991 OPS and an incredible 173 OPS+ over his 14 years in the majors. One can't help but wonder what could have been if he'd been able to stay healthy all these years.

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