Myers to have hip surgery, could miss season

May 29, 2009 5:24:50 PM PDT
Phillies right-hander Brett Myers will have hip surgery, and he could miss the rest of the season. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Myers has a torn labrum and no date has been set for surgery. Myers was examined by Dr. Bryan Kelly in New York on Friday and Kelly recommended the surgery.

Phillies team doctor Michael Ciccotti said Myers could return to mound to begin throwing 10 to 12 weeks after the operation and it would be another three to six weeks before the pitcher would be ready.

Amaro said the team would replace Myers' spot in the rotation with someone in the organization. He was scheduled start on Tuesday at San Diego. Long term, Amaro said the Phillies would look into trading for a starter.

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