BALTIMORE, MD: Brian Roberts #1 of the Baltimore Orioles forces out Jack Hannahan #9 of the Cleveland Indians at second base in the seventh inning during a baseball game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Brian Roberts Has Tear In Hip

Brian Roberts wound up back on the disabled list with a groin strain, but it's been revealed that he has a torn hip also or instead.

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Brian Roberts Injury: Hip Tear Spoils Comeback

Not long ago, Brian Roberts came off the disabled list and made his 2012 debut with the surprising Baltimore Orioles. Less long ago, Brian Roberts returned to the disabled list with what was being termed a groin strain. Nothing major, just a groin strain! But then there was this:

And now there is this:

We don't know about the severity of Roberts' hip tear, but we should soon, and this is more significant than a strained groin. It's just another setback for a talented but injury-prone second baseman, and Robert Andino will hold down the fort until Roberts can get back, if that ever happens, and if that ever lasts. In Roberts' last full, healthy season, he slammed 56 doubles and stole 30 bases. That was in 2009, when he was 31. This is just depressing.

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