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Nearly seven weeks after undergoing knee surgery, Angels star Mike Trout still hasn’t resumed running.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout remains hopeful about his recovery, despite not yet resuming running almost seven weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.

On Tuesday, Trout shared an update on his condition before the Los Angeles Angels’ game against the Milwaukee Brewers. The three-time AL MVP has been out of action since April 29.

“It’s progressing,” Trout stated. “It’s obviously slower than I anticipated, but this is my first knee injury. I’m relying on the process and taking it one day at a time.”

The 32-year-old initially felt knee pain during a win over the Philadelphia Phillies, his hometown team. An MRI revealed a torn meniscus, though he was unaware of when or how the injury happened during the routine game. He had surgery on May 3.

Trout has advanced to using a stationary bike and an elliptical machine in his workouts. Angels manager Ron Washington mentioned the team’s hope that Trout can start running soon.

“I just need to regain strength,” Trout said. “This past week felt like a turning point where I can start increasing the intensity a bit and see how it feels. The goal is to find exercises that don’t cause pain or irritation the next day. I’ve finally found something that works and am focusing on building that strength back.”

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