Apr 19, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Albert Pujols (5) hits a home run in the ninth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Detroit won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Angels Albert Pujols playing with bone bruise

He’s two home runs shy of five hundred, and he’s probably not going to let something as small as a bone bruise get in the way of that.

Albert Pujols, who sits at 498 career home runs, is experiencing problems with the same foot he had problems with last season. This time, it’s not plantar faciitis, as Mike DiGiovanna writes for the Los Angeles Times, but it’s a bone bruise. His manager, Mike Scioscia, believes the first baseman will be just fine. Scioscia says it’s nothing significant and neither the team nor Pujols believes it to be an issue.

Pujols apparently suffered the injury while stepping on first base in the first week of the season. The 34-year old played in a career-low 99 games in 2013 due to plantar faciitis.

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