Major League Baseball: Kansas City Royals
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Nine years ago, Alex Gordon opted for surgery. A discomfort in his hip wouldnt vanish, and so at 25 years old, an entire career in front of him, Gordon chose the long-term route.
This time, hes hoping a different option will prove just as effective. The Royals placed Gordon on the disabled list on Tuesday with a labral tear in his left hip, an injury he suffered on a slide into second base in Cleveland over the weekend.
Although its the opposite hip that required surgery in 2009, the injury is nearly identical, he acknowledged Thursday, his first time speaking with the media since the injury. But rather than going through another operation, Gordon is hopeful a medical injection will solve the discomfort.