Angels Injury Update: Anthony Rendon Sustained ‘Significant’ Left Shin Bruise
Jun 15, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon (6) reacts after being hit by a pitch in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Angels had a Fourth of July to forget as three of the team’s biggest stars were lost to injury. Among them was Anthony Rendon, who sustained a left shin bruise after fouling a ball off his left leg.

The Angels placed Rendon on the 10-day injured list at the end of the All-Star break and is expected to be sidelined for an extended period of time.

The 33-year-old recently underwent an MRI, which revealed significant bleeding inside the bone, per Doug Padilla of the Southern California News Group:

“There’s some significant bleeding inside the bone,” Manager Phil Nevin said.

The diagnosis was made after Rendon underwent an MRI on Friday. Previous X-rays and CT scans ruled out a fracture.

Angels manager Phil Nevin said the severity of the injury was greater than anticipated and doesn’t have a timeline on when Rendon will return:

“This is more significant than we actually thought,” Nevin said. “He’s in a lot of pain. We were trying to figure that out and by doing this, getting these images of it, it’s really telling us a lot today. We’re going to have to calm him down for a little while.”

Nevin is disappointed for Rendon but believes having a clear picture on his injury will bring some peace:

“This guy has been in a lot of pain and it has been frustrating not having answers,” Nevin said. “I think (the MRI) gave us a clearer picture of what he has been dealing with. It’s just something that is going to take some time.”

Rendon is in the fourth of a seven-year, $245 million contract he signed with the Angels during the 2019 offseason. His 2023 season got off to a bad start after he was suspended four games due to a physical altercation with a fan on Opening Day.

Rendon is batting just .236/.361/.318 with six doubles, two home runs and 22 RBI in 183 plate appearances across 43 games this year.

Phil Nevin: 2023 Angels is ‘a group you just want to win with’

The Angels entered Sunday at 50-49, eight games behind the Texas Rangers in the American League West and four out of the third Wild Card spot.

With one week left for the front office to decide on whether the team will be buyers or sellers at the MLB trade deadline on August 1, Nevin likes where the Angels are at and wants to continue winning with them.

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