Mike Trout Injury Update: Health status and recovery time for Angels superstar placed on IL

Mike Trout heads to the Injured List
Mike Trout heads to the Injured List

Mike Trout hurt his wrist last night against the San Diego Padres. In the eighth inning of a 10-3 loss, he fouled off a pitch and immediately shook his hand in pain. He eventually had to be taken out of the game and underwent X-Rays.

Those X-Rays bore bad news for the Los Angeles Angels superstar. The outfielder was diagnosed with a left hamate fracture. Those typically do not heal quickly. The hope was that Trout could use the All-Star break to his advantage, but he'll be out well beyond that.

The normal recovery time is one or two months, so Trout could be on the shelf for a long time.

When could Mike Trout return?

Mike Trout fractured his left hamate, which essentially means he broke his wrist. That always has a lengthy time on the shelf. The four-week timeline noted by reporter Jeff Fletcher is the best case scenario.

Mike Trout will be on the shelf for a while
Mike Trout will be on the shelf for a while

In all likelihood, Trout will be back in no sooner than two months. It could be even longer than that as well.


These injuries are tough to deal with. Additionally, when he is eventually cleared for baseball activities, the strength in his wrist will have been sapped by the injury, so he may not be the same player upon returning.

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