It may be too late for the Los Angeles Angels (41-56) this season as they sit 11 away games of the latest AL joker, and on Wednesday fans received disturbing news regarding franchise superstar Mike Trout.

Trout’s injury was first diagnosed as back spasms when he left the team contest early on July 12. A week later, the Angels placed him on the 10-day disabled list due to “inflammation in the left rib cage.”

On Saturday, it was reported that the 10-time All-Star would not be activated out of the IL in his first eligibility and according to multiple reports, his prospects for the rest of the season look dicey at best.

“It’s a pretty rare condition that he has on his back right now,” Los Angeles coach Mike Frostad said. by Angels beat writer Jeff Fletcher. “(Dr. Robert Watkins), one of the most well-known spine surgeons in the country, if not the world, doesn’t see much of that. For that to happen in a baseball player, we just have to consider Consider what he imposes on himself hitting, swinging daily just to get ready, then also playing in the outfield, diving for balls, wall jumping, things like that. things that can make it worse, but this doctor hasn’t seen too many of them, and he’s one of the best in the country.

Fletcher further indicated that the team should keep Trout’s future beyond this season in mind when dealing with the injury.

“Long term, we have to look at this as something he has to deal with not just for the rest of this season, but for the rest of his career, probably,” Fletcher wrote.

While the 30-year-old slugger had 24 home runs and 51 RBIs in just 79 games in 2022, his .270/.368/.599 slash line was below his career standards.