Although Albert Pujols is out of the Los Angeles Angels lineup this afternoon, the eventual Hall of Fame player says he is determined to play through his excruciating foot pain this season.
“It’s been the same,” Pujols said in Spanish. “I still feel some pain. I still feel it bothering me a bit. That’s something that in the offseason, with time and with rest, hopefully the pain can go away.”
Pujols has yet to decide whether he’ll have the surgical procedure to treat plantar fasciitis, opting to wait until the season ends before making a final determination. What he has basically accepted, though, is that he’ll be dealing with the ailment all year, confined mostly to designated hitter — he’s made 65 of his 99 starts there — and doing the best he can to play through it for the next few months.
Fat Albert has been dealing with plantar fasciitis for nearly a decade now, though, it was more of a temporary situation then as the pain would eventually lessen up or completely leave. Now though the pain continues to linger which may force the Angels superstar onto the operating table when the season concludes.