Josh Hamilton May Have Sports Hernia, Require Surgery

Friday November 11th, 2011

A strained groin muscle hindered Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton during his team's World Series appearance this year. Thursday he underwent an MRI to see if the problem might be worse than just a strain, possibly a sports hernia, according to T.R. Sullivan on

If the MRI confirms that, Hamilton could undergo surgery in the next two days. He would likely need a month of rehabilitation but would likely be ready for Spring Training.
Despite the injury, Hamilton saw 29 at-bats during the seven-game Series, hitting just .241 with 1 home run--a notable fall off from the regular season, in which Hamilton put up a .294 average with 25 homers.

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