Earlier today, the Los Angeles Angels placed Albert Pujols on the disabled list with a partial tear of the left plantar fascia.
Outside of some usually ineffective treatments, the only two options to fix the foot pain are through rest and surgery – two things that Pujols is likely facing.
While it’s possible that Pujols could return before the end of the season, it sounds unlikely as he’ll most likely be down for a month (at minimum), more likely two. At that point, given the Angels’ season is already on thin ice, there would be no reason for the Angels to bring back their slugger is who likely to face offseason surgery to repair the tear.
Per Jeff Fletcher:
#Angels Albert Pujols will be out “a significant amount of time,” Scioscia said, possibly the rest of the season.
After a season long slump, Fat Albert had been turning things around lately so it’s a devastating blow to all parties involved.
The hope is that the likely surgery will finally put an end to the decade long suffering Pujols has been going through.