Alex Gordon re-experiences hip pain, this time the other side

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April 13, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Kansas City Royals oufielder Alex Gordon (4) is congratulated by manager Ned Yost (3) after Gordon received his Gold Glove award before a game against the Chicago White Sox on March 29 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS

Major League Baseball: Kansas City Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Nine years ago, Alex Gordon opted for surgery. A discomfort in his hip wouldn’t vanish, and so at 25 years old, an entire career in front of him, Gordon chose the long-term route.

This time, he’s 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 it’s 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.

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