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Albert Pujols hopes to rejoin the Los Angeles Angels at some
point this season. While it’s certainly admirable that he hopes to return, even
if the Halo’s chances at the postseason are slim to none at this point.
However, it’s best for his long-term interest if the Angels take their time
with his recovery and allow his plantar fasciitis to fully heal before he
resumes baseball-related activities, so as to avoid aggravating the ailment.
Here’s Dr. Ray Solano’s take on the injury and how long the
Angels can expect to be without Pujols:
"It sounds like Albert Pujols isn't ready to call it a
season. As we recently found out, the plantar fascia tear in his foot will not
require surgery. This does not mean that his injury is not a serious one. He
will receive therapy and likely be restricted to wearing a walking boot for
three more weeks. Although Pujols' pain symptoms have probably begun to
subside, this by no means indicates that he is baseball ready. Pujols has been
vocal about returning to play this season, but only time will tell.
Once the boot comes of, he will undergo a series of baseball
specific challenges to evaluate whether or not it is safe to return this
season. On average, Pujols' injury can take six weeks to heal. I've personally
seen this injury resolve and never again become an issue. However, stepping
back onto the field too soon can risk re-aggravating the condition and even
compromise the longevity of a baseball athlete’s career. Time is Pujols'
biggest ally at this point, even if it calls for taking the remainder of the
If you're not already doing so, you need to be following Dr. Solano on Twitter. He's an awesome follow and is willing to answer your sports- and injury-related questions. Follow him at @DrRaySolano!
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