Mike Trout injury update: Latest news on Angels star’s status after exit vs. Padres with wrist issue

Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani are a dynamic duo on the Angels. After Monday night, it looks like Ohtani will be flying alone for a while.

Trout could face a long layoff after suffering a wrist injury against the Padres. He, the Angels and their fans are awaiting test results to find out how long the All-Star centerfielder will be out.

Here’s the latest on Trout’s injury and what to expect in the future.

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What is Mike Trout’s injury?

Trout injured his left wrist with a punch in the eighth inning of Los Angeles’ 10-3 loss at San Diego. He shook his wrist immediately after the foul on Nick Martinez and then put his hand behind his back to ease the discomfort.

After being checked by a coach, Trout left the field and entered the clubhouse in the midst of the batting fight. Pinch hitter Mickey Moniak completed the plate performance by swinging and missing on the next pitch, resulting in a strikeout that was billed to Trout.

Trout told reporters: including’s Rhett Bollingerthat he hopes he’s just sprained his wrist. He’s waiting for the results of X-rays and other tests.

“I just pray the results come out clean,” Trout told reporters, including Orange County Register’s Jeff Fletcher. “It doesn’t feel great.” He said the wrist felt “really uncomfortable,” according to Fletcher, and that this was his first wrist injury.

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The Angels are struggling to keep up in the American League playoff race. With Monday’s loss, Los Angeles (45-42) now sits three games behind the Yankees for the last wildcard spot. Trout was a key part of the team’s offense with 18 home runs and an .862 OPS.

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Mike Trout’s injury history

Trout, 31, has missed time in five of the last six seasons due to injuries. Looks like he’ll get six out of seven.

He has had two serious hand/wrist conditions throughout his career: a torn left thumb ligament in 2017 and a right wrist infection in 2018.

He suffered from Morton’s neuroma in his right foot in 2019, only played 36 games in 2021 with a calf strain and missed game time in 2022 with a rare back condition: costovertebral dysfunction at T5 vertebra.

Angels OF depth map

Los Angeles have an internal option ready to take Trout’s place in the active squad: Jo Adell, who made two brief stints with the club in June but otherwise spent the season at Triple-A Salt Lake.

24-year-old Adell was once considered a valued up-and-coming outfield player, but his punching power has kept him from claiming a full-time role (career: .623 OPS, equivalent to a full season, 561 plate appearances spread over four years).


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