Earlier this weekend, Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols told reporters that he planned to play through the nagging foot pain that has been haunting him for months (more like years).
But just hours later, it was rumored that Pujols may have a more serious injury than he wanted lead on.
That proved to be the case as today the Angels have announced Pujols has a partial tear of his left plantar fascia and will be placed on the disabled list for the foreseeable future. There was no timetable given to his return but the only cure (sans an operation) for plantar fascia is rest and he could be looking at two or three months of down time.
It’s a tough blow for both Pujols and the Angels as the future Hall of Famer was seemingly turning the corner in recent weeks, after struggling for the vast majority of the season.
Taking Pujols’ place on the roster will be Kole Calhoun, whom the Angels recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake. Calhoun has an impressive .354 average this season with 12 homers and 10 steals.