Fowler out for season
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Dexter Fowler has a torn ACL in his left knee that will require season-ending surgery. A date for the procedure has not been set.
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Dexter Fowler has a torn ACL in his left knee that requires season-ending surgery.
A date for the procedure has not been set. Recovery time is expected to be six to nine months. Fowler, 35, was hurt when he took an awkward step on second base in Friday’s game against Toronto. At first he thought he was hit by a thrown ball. The Angels initially thought Fowler had avoided a serious injury but an MRI exam on Saturday found the tear. “The preliminary tests were fine,” Fowler said. “Thought the ACL and everything was fine, and then woke up the next morning and it was kind of sore. … Went and got an MRI and the doc told me that I tore my ACL and my medial meniscus and strained my MCL.” Fowler doesn’t think the injury is career-ending.