Mike Trout injury update: Angels star to miss 6-8 weeks with right calf strain

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The Los Angeles Angels will be without star outfielder Mike Trout for up to two months after the three-time AL MVP suffered a right calf strain while running the bases against Cleveland on Monday night. On Tuesday, the club announced that Trout had been placed on the 10-day injured list and that his estimated timeline for returning to game action is 6-8 weeks. 

Trout, perhaps sensing that he was seriously hurt, was visibly frustrated at the time of the injury and slammed his helmet when he got back into the dugout. Here’s the video:

Earlier this year Trout missed three games after being hit in the elbow by a pitch. He is having another MVP season, with a 2021 slash line of .333/.466/.624 and eight home runs in 36 games. However, losing perhaps two months of playing time will likely remove him from the MVP discussion while also likely putting an end to the Angels’ hopes for contention in 2021. 

At 18-22, the Angels are in fourth place in the AL West. They trail the first-place Oakland A’s by six games going into Tuesday’s slate.

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