After having an MRI today, Phillies pitcher Brett Myers was told that there was fraying to the labrum in his right hip, an injury that could require surgery and jeopardize the remainder of his season.
"I don't know what I am going to do," Myers told The Inquirer. "First I am going to get a second opinion."
Myers said that the Phillies doctors told him the injury would likely require surgery.
Myers said his hip has been bothering him for much of the season. He left Wednesday night's game against Florida in the sixth inning with pain and inflammation in his hip.
Myers is 4-3 with a 4.66 ERA in 10 starts, allowing 1'7 homers in 632/3 innings.
"After speaking with Phillies team physician Dr. Michael Ciccotti this afternoon, Brett Myers had an X-ray last night that revealed bone spurring in his right hip joint," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said in a statement. "He had an MRI this afternoon that revealed fraying and possible tearing in the labrum of the hip. Brett will seek a second opinion from a hip specialist to be determined.
"It is possible that Brett will not make his next start. That decision as well as any decision on a possible DL stint or surgery will be determined at a later date."