Los Angeles Angels’ Dexter Fowler (torn ACL) to miss 6-9 months

Apr 9, 2021; Dunedin, Florida, CAN; Los Angeles Angels right fielder Dexter Fowler (25) is attended to by manager Joe Maddon (left) after injuring his knee on a slide into second base in a game against the Toronto Blue Jays t TD Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

An MRI on Los Angeles Angels outfielder Dexter Fowler revealed a torn ACL in his left knee, the team announced Sunday morning.

The Angels said surgery on Fowler will be performed at a later date, with a recovery time tentatively set at six to ninth months.

Fowler initially was placed on the injured list on Saturday, one day after he left the field on a cart in the second inning of a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Dunedin, Fla.

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Fowler, on first base after a walk, was heading into second base standing up on a grounder to shortstop Bo Bichette, who had bobbled the ball and was charged with an error. Fowler wasn’t expecting a throw and crumpled to the ground in pain but eventually was able to walk gingerly to the cart.

Through seven games this season, Fowler is 5-for-20 (.250) with one RBI. He was acquired by the Angels in a February trade after spending the past four seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Fowler, 35, previously played for the Colorado Rockies (2008-13), Houston Astros (2014) and Chicago Cubs (2015-16). He was an All-Star in 2016, the same year he helped the Cubs win the World Series.

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–Field Level Media