Mike Trout: 10-time MLB All-Star Diagnosed With Rare Back Condition

“Doctor (Robert Watkins III), who is one of the most famous spine surgeons in the country, if not the world, doesn’t see a lot of them.” Los Angeles Angels This was announced on Wednesday by sports coach Mike Frostad, according to ESPN.
“And for it to happen in baseball Player – we just have to take into account what he goes through, throwing shots, swinging every day just to get ready, and then also playing in the outfield, diving for balls, jumping into the wall and so on. There are so many things that can make it worse.”

Frostad added that the condition could affect Trout’s long-term prospects.

“We really have to look at this as something… he has to get through this not only for the rest of this season, but maybe for the rest of his career,” he said, according to MLB.com.

Following those comments, Trout himself reached out to reporters following the Angels’ 4-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night to clarify the news and downplay its severity.

Trout is a three-time American League MVP.

“I appreciate all prayer requests, but my career is not over yet,” said the 10-time All-Star, according to the Orange County roster.

Trout left a game against Houston on July 12 with back spasms and was listed for injury a week later with chest inflammation before the underlying condition was diagnosed.

He withdrew from the All-Star Game and received a cortisone shot last week but will be out of training for at least another week.

“The last two days have been huge steps. I’m delighted with how things are going. I’m happy with that,” Trout added.

Although he hopes to return this season, Trout admitted he will have to “keep up with the regime” to deal with the illness.

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

Trout has another appointment with the doctor on Sunday.