Dexter Fowler has a torn ACL. The knee contusion turned out to be much more serious and that ‘not be out for long’ means 6-9 months. Fowler slid into second base awkwardly during a game against the Blue Jays and while the initial reports were that it was no big deal, it was.
The previous diagnosis was before they got the MRI results. https://t.co/dV5KJypV0l— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) April 11, 2021
This is not the first time that the Angels have been wrong about the severity of injuries. So much so that it is basically expected at this point. Even though Dexter himself thought it was just a bump and Maddon said it was just sore, we knew better than to assume that was true.
With Fowler done for the season, the roster spot opens up for another outfielder most likely. Expect to see one of Taylor Ward, Scot Schebler, Brandon Marsh, or Jo Adell soon.