Los Angeles Angels Albert Pujols will play through foot pain

July 23, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Albert Pujols (5) is congratulated by third base coach Dino Ebel (21) after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Per MLB.com:

“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.

Topics: Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angles

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