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Angels star Trout has torn thumb ligament, surgery possible

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Vera Richards | 30 May, 2017, 06:43

The extent of the injury was unclear at the time, but an MRI today showed that the Angels outfielder has a torn ligament in his left thumb.

Mike Trout is headed to the disabled list for the first time in his spectacular major league career. Trout suffered the injury when he jammed his hand into the second base bag on a head-first slide on Sunday. Team doctor Steve Yoon was scheduled to arrive in Anaheim later Monday night to meet with Trout and discuss his options.

As of right now, we don't know what the plan forward is. Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times had this to say of Trout's absence if surgery became imminent.

The Angels lost shortstop Andrelton Simmons to a similar thumb injury last season. Trout will be out "at least a couple of weeks" and could miss 5-8 weeks if he opts to have surgery. Since then, he's been a five-time All-Star and has finished in the top two in the AL MVP all five seasons.

Donald Trump acknowledges India as 'victim of terrorism' at Riyadh summit
More importantly, President Trump spoke directly of "the crisis of Islamist extremism and the Islamist terror groups it inspires". In short, an American president stood on holy Islamic ground and called on 50 Islamic leaders to fight against Islamic terrorism.

A year after hitting.315 with a.441 on-base percentage, 29 home runs, 100 RBIs and 30 steals, Trout was off to a dynamic start.

The reigning American League MVP entered Monday tied for seventh in the majors (second in the AL) this season with a.337 batting average.

Asked if he was surprised by the diagnosis, Eppler said, "Yeah, but at end of the day, this is a big, fast, strong human being, and he's moving at a lot more force than I could going into a bag".

Trout could spend eight weeks on the sidelines. Tyler Skaggs was transferred to the 60-day DL.

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