Trout eyes 2022 after season derailed by 'biggest injury' of career
Mike Trout is looking ahead to 2022.
The Los Angeles Angels superstar has been sidelined since May with a calf strain that ultimately ended his year. He said Saturday he pushed himself to make it back before the end of the season but ran out of time.
"It's been tough for me. But now I look back, I learned a lot," Trout said, according to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com. "It’s obviously the biggest injury of my career. We were trying everything the last month and a half trying to get back out there and my body just wouldn’t do it."
Trout added he shut down his rehab a couple weeks ago but is nearly 100% healthy and expects to have a normal offseason ahead of the 2022 regular season, Bollinger notes.
The three-time AL MVP was originally expected to miss 6-to-8 weeks when he was placed on the injured list May 18.
When active, Trout was his reliable self as he hit .333/.466/.624 with eight home runs in 36 games, which represents the fewest appearances he's made in a single campaign during his 11-year career.