Albert Pujols injury: No surgery, Pujols planning comeback late in season?

Jul 26, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Albert Pujols (5) hits a two run single against the Oakland Athletics during the ninth inning at Coliseum. The Oakland Athletics defeated the Los Angeles Angels 6-4. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

There has been plenty of speculation surrounding Los Angeles Angles slugger Albert Pujols as of late after he suffered a serious foot injury, but we are beginning to learn concrete details.

Some have suggested Pujols will need to undergo an operation to fix the tear, but that may not be the case. Others have said Pujols will be shelved for the rest of the season, but it doesn’t sound like that is what Pujols is planning according to Alden Gonzalez on Twitter:



In other words, the tear in his foot did the same thing surgery would have. Rotoworld further elaborated on the topic:

It’s been determined that the tear has already essentially accomplished what a procedure would, so there’s no need to go under the knife. Pujols thinks he’ll be able to return later this season, but, given that the Angels are out of the playoff race, they might overrule him and hold him out until next year. He’ll be re-evaluated in three weeks, at which point he’ll be able to remove his walking boot.

In three weeks we will know more, but much of a comeback from Pujols will be decided by how the team performs until that point. The team is not going to let him come back and risk re-injury if the team is not playing for anything anyway.

Stay tuned.


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Topics: Albert Pujols, Injury, Los Angeles Angels, MLB

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