It is very unfortunate for Mike Trout, his club, and baseball fans all over the country that he is unable to stay on the field. When Trout’s “very unique” back problem was made public on Wednesday, it appeared that things had taken a turn for the worst for him. Even a famous back surgeon had not seen “a lot of these,” Los Angeles Angels sports trainer Mike Frostad said to reporters.
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. But this doctor hasn’t seen a lot of it.”
Fans were quick to assume the worst – the careers of David Wright, Matt Harvey, and others have been ruined by back injuries; however, Trout was quick to shut that down.”I’m appreciative of all the prayer requests, but my career is not over,” he joked.
Trout did admit that the condition is something he has to “stay on top of,” but when asked if he had any long-term concerns, he kept it simple. No. No. No. No.”I think it’s a little exaggeration…” Trout added. “I’m not worried about it. It’s just one things, you play, you swing a lot, and things pop up.”
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