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Cody Ross suffered a dislocated right hip

Aug 11, 2013, 6:55 PM EDT

Cody Ross AP

This is an injury report that will make you wince. Diamondbacks outfielder Cody Ross had to leave this afternoon’s game against the Mets after ending the first inning with a ground out to third base. He had to be carted off the field with what the team has officially reported as a dislocated hip, via MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert.

When Ross came out, Martin Prado moved from third base to left field. Rookie Matt Davidson came into the game at third base. Davidson would get his first career hit leading off the top of the sixth, singling to left field against Mets starter Jon Niese.

Ross, now 32 years old, missed the first ten games of the season with a strained left calf. Since returning on April 13, he has posted a .747 OPS in 350 trips to the plate.

The Diamondbacks signed Ross as a free agent in the off-season to a three-year, $26 million contract.

  1. tfbuckfutter - Aug 11, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    Wow. That really sucks.

    Soooo happy the Sox didn’t resign him, but not happy at all to see that.

    Think that’s what ended Bo Jackson’s career.

    • Old Gator - Aug 11, 2013 at 7:52 PM

      If I recall aright, Bo Jackson’s career was ended by the progressive deterioration of his hip joint because of a series of football injuries, not by dislocation.

      • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Aug 11, 2013 at 8:09 PM

        He dislocated his hip playing football, and it got progressively worse as he played.

      • tfbuckfutter - Aug 11, 2013 at 8:37 PM

        I believe it was a lack of blood flow to the hip which followed a dislocation.

      • Rick Cosmo - Aug 11, 2013 at 10:40 PM

        true it was necrosis of the hip joint

    • exswabie - Aug 11, 2013 at 8:13 PM

      Yeah stinks he was finally coming into his own. Pray for rehab and return when healed.

  2. dondada10 - Aug 11, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    Weirdest injury. It was a routine play and he just collapsed about a foot before first. Sucks to see.

  3. areyesrn - Aug 11, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    getting old sucks…believe me, I know

    • Old Gator - Aug 11, 2013 at 7:50 PM

      Naaahhh, it’s woefully underrated.

      • tfbuckfutter - Aug 11, 2013 at 9:07 PM

        I agree.

        Getting old is great unless you are referring to physicality, or the ability to relate to the younger generation.

        Other than that, it’s awesome.

  4. knicksmets - Aug 11, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    Sad to watch, was in so much pain, hopefully he can make it back alright, seems like a good person

    • takemytalentstosoutheuclid - Aug 11, 2013 at 7:56 PM

      Because if he was a bad person, you wouldn’t hope he makes it back??

  5. carpi2 - Aug 11, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    The hip is a very stable joint, and does not dislocate very easily. This could effectively serve to end his career. No way he will be the same after that injury.

    • Rick Cosmo - Aug 11, 2013 at 10:38 PM

      scary to dislocate a hip..even a broken femur is better

  6. Rick Cosmo - Aug 11, 2013 at 10:37 PM

    that’s what ya get for bad mouthing the Red Sox..seriously though, hope you heal fast dude

  7. hildezero - Aug 11, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    @Rick Cosmo

    So it’s our fault why Ross got injured?

  8. proudliberal85392 - Aug 12, 2013 at 12:12 AM

    Get well soon, Cody.

  9. jonirocit - Aug 12, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    Sucks I had it happen to me in a car accident and yes like no Jackson it lead to lack of blood supply or (avascular necrosis) and I now have artificial hip . Good luck Cody hope you recover well.

  10. aziceman - Aug 12, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    Has been a spark plug for the flat looking (at times) D’backs all season when in the lineup. Super positive guy, will be missed in a way stats don’t reveal.

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