10-time MLB All Star Mike Trout diagnosed with rare back condition

10-time MLB All Star Mike Trout diagnosed with rare back condition

Published July 28, 2022
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“The doctor (Robert Watkins III), who is one of the most well-known spine surgeons in the country – if not the world – doesn’t see a lot of these,” Los Angeles Angels athletic trainer Mike Frostad said on Wednesday, according to ESPN.

“And for it to happen in a baseball player – we just have to take into consideration what he puts himself through with hitting, swinging on a daily basis just to get prepared, and then also playing in the outfield, diving for balls, jumping into the wall – things like that. There’s so many things that can aggravate it.”

It marks a setback for the second-highest paid player in the game during his comeback season in which he has hit .270 with 24 home runs and 51 RBIs in 79 games, following a calf injury that forced him to miss much of last year.