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Tuesday, May 18, 2004
Troy Glaus Injury Timeline
The Scott Miller article forwarded by reader mattkew in CBS SportsLine speculates that Glaus and the Angels will part ways this year. A timeline of the injury history starting from last year when it all began:
- July 22, 2003: Glaus injures his shoulder at Tropicana Field diving for a bunt by Julio Lugo that took a bad hop.
- July 24, 2003: The injury is labeled "a contusion" with no other damage to the joint, though it's unclear who made this diagnosis.
- August 12, 2003: A contrast MRI shows a partially torn rotator cuff and frayed labrum, not just a contusion as originally diagnosed. He had played two rehab games at Rancho prior to the discovery, which apparently aggravated the injury.
- August 20, 2003: Glaus is shut down for the rest of 2003. "Both doctors have prescribed six weeks of physical therapy and re-evaluation following that time period".
- October 31, 2003: Glaus reportedly "progressing well" in rehab, and on target for a return to Spring Training.
- January 11, 2004: Mike Nicotera, Glaus' agent, says "He's in the best shape of his life right now."
- March 6, 2004: Glaus returns to the field in Spring Training.
- March 11, 2004: Glaus sprains his ankle rounding second during Spring Training. The injury is considered minor.
- April 30, 2004: Diving for a hot shot by Torii Hunter, Troy "landed awkwardly on his left shoulder", but shrugs it off.
- May 1, 2004: Glaus plays at DH the next game. He would not see further action at the hot corner.
- May 12, 2004: Glaus is a late scratch from the New York series.
- May 13, 2004: Glaus has has a contrast MRI performed "that revealed symptoms 'similar to last year,' according to the Angels."
- May 17, 2004: Glaus to undergo surgery. The Angels admit he may be out for the year the next day.