BREAKING NEWS: Myers Likely Done For ’09

Posted by Tim Malcolm, Thu, May 28, 2009 05:46 PM | Comments: 57
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UPDATE (5:50 p.m.): Jim Salisbury of the Inquirer says it’s a fraying of the labrum of the hip. His surgery (which he has to agree upon) is like those of Alex Rodriguez and Chase Utley. They needed about four-to-five months for recovery; that alone would end Myers’ season.


Todd Zolecki is reporting Brett Myers will likely have hip surgery and be out for the remainder of the 2009 season. As Myers is a free agent at the end of the season, he may have thrown his final pitch as a Phillie.

More when it comes.

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  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Give that sh*t a rest… He’s always out there on the mound, never wants to leave the mound, always wanting to help his team win. All the best to Brett, he loves Philadelphia and I hope he can come back later this season.

  • Posts: 0 Miles

    Dan…with all of the high profile athletes that are full-blown criminals nowadays, is it really necessary to always bring up the wife beater stuff? Listen the guy made a mistake, one that was public. I could name another 100 or so for you if you wanted. We can still appreciate him as an individual and a ballplayer even if we are disgusted with something he did in the past.

  • Posts: 0 Georgie

    Seriously Dan, that’s uncalled for, obviously no one on here condones violence against women. Myers is a good teammate and tries to do his best to help them win, we all have skeletons in our closets, luckily most of us don’t have them aired in public.

  • Posts: 0 phillies fan

    Dan you are an asshole

  • Posts: 0 clktwr14

    Sign Sheets in two to three weeks after the June Draft

  • Posts: 0 Steve-o

    Well first of all this just sucks for Brett Myers, a guy who, I think, genuinely felt he owed the organization his best efforts after last year, and worked his butt off to come to camp ready to roll. I think he was just starting to turn the corner for this year. If this is indeed his last act as a Phillie, then I’m glad that he, like Burrell, got his ring, at the least.
    In the meantime, I think we need to call someone up. As Tim said, we can’t overreact, because we’ll end up overpaying for a starter, mortgaging our suddenly deep farm system, and not getting the value in return we should be getting.
    I think Worley deserves first chance in the short term, with Carpenter 2nd. I think we could later bring up Carrasco, if he shows he can put together some solid starts. Bastardo I think has the best long term potential, but he’s just recently been called up to AAA, and staying there would do wonders for his development.
    I really feel like we need to take a deep breath though, wait this out a few starts, and then decide in what direction we should go.

  • Posts: 0 Bruce

    I agree with you Steve-o. I do believe that’s the Phillies organization approach to this dilemma with Myers. Obviously, any decision(s) to be made is on hold until Myers receives his second opinion from another doctor. Myers will need surgery during or after the season. From what I read, there is the possibility of a less invasive hybrid typed surgery that temporiarly secured the labrium until another surgery after the season. That is what A-Rod chose to do in his early recovery and return to play after minor surgery in March.

    There is a question in my mind about Myers that has not been brought up here or even by Tim Malcolm. It was reported that Myers has had this hip inflammation in various degrees of discomfort even before the season started. Did Myers withhold this information from Manuel and pitching coach, Dubee in hopes he could ride out the pain as the season started? Was there another reason for him not to reveal this problem that eventually got worst? Did he have concerns about his soon to be expired contract and possible free agency route during the off season? I hope not. I bring this up because I can not understand why an athlete making an enviable living would not take better care of his body in a profession that demands great physical exertion. If indeed Myers deliberately kept silent with his ongoing problem, he did a disservice to his team and himself.

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