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Kendrys Morales “cleared to start light jogging” … again

Dec 6, 2011, 5:02 PM EDT

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Kendrys Morales hasn’t played since breaking his ankle on May 29, 2010, suffering numerous setbacks along the way, and the Angels first baseman still sounds iffy to be ready for Opening Day.

Bill Plunkett of the Orange Country Register reports that Morales “has been taking batting practice and has been cleared to start light jogging on a treadmill equipped with a harness that takes some of his weight off his legs.”

Plunkett notes that Morales advanced more or less that far last spring before undergoing a second surgery and missing the entire season, so his progress this time around isn’t exactly encouraging.

Or as Mike Scioscia put it: “I think we want to just tread lightly on this one and make sure that he’s along before you start to get excited about it.”

  1. lyon810 - Dec 6, 2011 at 5:13 PM

    They desperately need his bat. But I’m sure no Halo fan is holding their breath on this guy

    • 78mu - Dec 6, 2011 at 7:54 PM

      He’s a stud if healthy but I think the Angels will be worrying every time he bats or has a ball hit to him. If they get 130 games from him this year they can give the Rangers a run except it sounds like that might be wishful thinking.

  2. SmackSaw - Dec 6, 2011 at 5:16 PM

    Light jogging? Two years later?

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Dec 6, 2011 at 5:37 PM

      Yeah, exactly how badly did his ankle break?

      • JBerardi - Dec 6, 2011 at 5:56 PM

        It’s very, very strange.

      • cur68 - Dec 6, 2011 at 6:08 PM

        Very, very badly. Dislocated and broke, to be more accurate. Then healed badly (scarring and adhesions probably). Its not at all uncommon for this particular kind of injury to linger for years if not a lifetime. Pity, too.

    • aceshigh11 - Dec 6, 2011 at 6:39 PM

      It’s amazing, but cur68 is probably right.

      Really a shame…what a horrible freak accident.

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