The Phils' rotation, already looking like the team's biggest vulnerability as they try to defend their championship, took a huge blow today with the news that Brett Myers has a frayed labrum and could require surgery. After having an MRI today, Phillies pitcher Brett Myers was told that there was fraying to the labrum in his right hip, an injury that could require surgery and jeopardize the remainder of his season. He told the Inquirer that he wants to get a second opinion before potentially going under the knife.
A trip to the disabled list seems likely (though GM Ruben Amaro isn't calling it a definite), and it's very possible we've seen the last of the Phils' Opening Day starter for 2009. In fact, with Myers' contract set to expire after this season, Wednesday night's start could prove to be his final one for the club that drafted him ten years ago.
Myers has been the Phils' most consistently effective starter this season, with a 4-3 record and 4.66 ERA in ten starts. For his career, he has a 73-63 record (with 21 saves, from his 2007 stint closing for the Phils) and an ERA of 4.39.