Los Angeles Angels Albert Pujols Might Need Surgery

Jun 29, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Albert Pujols (5) bats during the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been another slow start for Los Angeles Angels superstar Albert Pujols, currently hitting a woeful .244. Fat Albert has been driving in runs and hitting bombs, but the average just isn’t there and some are suggesting that his plantar fasciitis in his left foot is a major reason why.

Because of that, offseason surgery has been discussed for Pujols, who appears undecided on going under the knife.

Per the Los Angeles Times:

Albert Pujols said he has not decided whether to go undergo surgery on his left foot after the season.

“When we get to that point, we’ll talk about it,” Pujols said Thursday.

Pujols is hampered by plantar fasciitis, a painful inflammation of tissue on the bottom of his foot. He has started 52 games at designated hitter — including the last 11 — and 31 at first base.

Surgery would release the affected tissue, allowing him to move more freely and comfortably.

“I’m definitely going to try to do something after the season to help me out and not play in that pain I’ve been playing in,” Pujols told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He added: “There’s no doubt that I’ll be a full-time first baseman next year.”

Topics: Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angles

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