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Josh Hamilton set to undergo MRI on groin

Nov 10, 2011, 9:41 PM EDT

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From columnist Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News comes word that Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his groin late Thursday night in Philadelphia.

Hamilton was bothered by the groin injury throughout the 2011 postseason, batting just .271/.289/.414 in 76 plate appearances while homering only once.

If Thursday night’s MRI reveals a sports hernia, he could have surgery within the next 48 hours.

Hamilton is expected to play left field on a full-time basis in 2012 to limit the wear and tear on his body, specifically his lower half. He made 30 starts in center field this past season, 29 starts there in 2010 and another 55 starts in center in 2009.

The results of the MRI should be available at some point Friday morning.

  1. drmonkeyarmy - Nov 10, 2011 at 9:44 PM

    Anybody else find it odd that he is undergoing a MRI in Philadelphia?

    • Drew Silva - Nov 10, 2011 at 9:50 PM

      Probably met with a groin specialist up there.

      • drmonkeyarmy - Nov 10, 2011 at 9:56 PM

        I was unaware that Philadelphia had better groin specialists than Dallas or wherever the hell he lives.

      • paperlions - Nov 10, 2011 at 10:28 PM

        PA is renowned for its groin specialists.

      • drmonkeyarmy - Nov 10, 2011 at 10:32 PM

        Oh Paper….really? I confess I chuckled a tad at that but still….too soon.

      • paperlions - Nov 10, 2011 at 10:46 PM

        I know, I know….but it has been hard to smile since the PSU story made the big splash on Sunday…it has been a gloomy week.

  2. phukyouk - Nov 10, 2011 at 11:50 PM

    48 hours? can’t god just tell him right now and get it over with?

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