As feared, the news on Brett Myers' right hip is not good. Todd Zolecki is now reporting hip surgery is "likely" for the pitcher, which could end his season, which could mean he's thrown his last pitch in a Phillies uniform. (Brett is a free agent after the '09 season). In a telephone interview, Brett used confusing medical jargon to explain the situation: "They told me that my hip is [messed] up."
The Phillies released the following official statement: "It is possible that Brett will not make his next start. That decision as well as any decision on a possible DL stint or surgery will be determined at a later date." In other words, please check back tomorrow and we're as nervous as the rest of you.
Brett, then only 19 years old, was the Phillies first round draft pick in June 1999. Topps inserted "rookie cards" of Brett in most of its 2000 products, including this one from its Stadium Club set. Only Jimmy Rollins has been with the Phils longer than Brett Myers.