Angels star Mike Trout needs knee surgery due to a torn meniscus

ANAHEIM, Calif. β€” Angels star Mike Trout, who is hoping to have a full healthy season after being significantly limited by injury the past three years, needs knee surgery, general manager Perry Minasian said Tuesday.

Trout has a torn meniscus in his left knee, Minassian said.

The procedure, believed to be scheduled for Friday, is not considered season-ending. A source familiar with Trout's injury said a four- to six-week timeline is the best scenario, but a real timeline won't be determined until doctors take a closer look.

β€œIt's very frustrating, but we'll get through it,” an emotional Trout said at the clubhouse.

Trout played the entire game on Monday, coming from behind a 6-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies, and even stole a base.

Trout said he wasn't sure when he tore it but he felt pain in his knee on the run from the third inning. The pain wasn't constant during the game, but his knee was sore all night, and he underwent an MRI Tuesday morning that revealed the tear.

Trout, 32, finished first or second in MVP voting for seven years from 2012-19, putting him on the path to becoming perhaps the greatest player in baseball history. But injuries robbed him of significant amounts of playing time after the coronavirus-shortened 2020 season.

Trout played just 237 of a possible 486 games from 2021-23, dealing with calf, back and hand injuries. He entered the 2024 season refreshed, even hoping to run the bases more freely. Trout did that through the Angels' first 29 games, hitting a league-leading 10 home runs but also stealing six bases, the same total he had from 2020-23.

Now, though, he faces another injury rehab process.

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