Angels Star Mike Trout Diagnosed With Rare Condition

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Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout will have to play with a rare back position for the rest of his career.

The injury is called "costovertebral dysfunction at T5."

"It's a very rare condition that's in his back right now,"

Angels trainer Mike Frostad said via USA TODAY.

"The Doctor (Robert Watkins), one of the most renowned spine surgeons in the country,

If not the world wouldn't see a lot of this."

Trout hasn't played since July 12 when he left the game against the Houston Astros with a back cramp.

He is still traveling with the team but no date has been set for his return.

Trout had a great season before the back injury flared up.

In 79 games, Trout has scored 24 home runs with 51 RBIs at a batting average of .270.

He has also made 39 walks and has a total of 76 hits in 282 at-bats.