Morrison to have season-ending hip surgery

August 12th, 2018

DETROIT -- will undergo surgery on his left hip, ending his 2018 season and possibly putting a dent in his 2019 season.
Morrison was placed on the 10-day disabled list on July 12 with a left hip impingement, an injury that had been lingering with him for most of the season, dating as far back as Spring Training. He was activated from the DL on July 22 and played in 15 games after that.
"I've just been grinding through it," Morrison said Saturday night after the Twins' 4-3 win over the Tigers at Comerica Park. "Not helping anybody. Not helping myself or the team."
Morrison did not play Saturday. He was placed on the 10-day DL, which makes room for Kohl Stewart, who will make his Major League debut Sunday in his start against the Tigers.
There isn't a date set for Morrison's surgery, but he guessed it will happen in the next two weeks. From there, Morrison said recovery could take four to eight months, depending on how severe the injury is. An eight-month recovery time would have Morrison back April of next year.
Morrison described the injury as being "chronic" and said it's gotten to the point where he can't manage it anymore.
"I think it's all related, for sure," Morrison said of the relationship between this injury and the issues he experienced in the spring. "I don't know exactly why. It's just one of those things. I've had it for a while."
Even though Morrison was a regular after coming off the DL, he said talks about surgery had been going on for "a while."
"He's been dealing with certain symptoms at certain times," manager Paul Molitor said. "Sometimes they're more tolerable than others, and he's been playing through it."
Morrison was hitting just .186 this season in 318 at-bats. His last hit was last Saturday against the Royals.
"Right now, just a lot of frustration for a lot of reasons," Morrison said. "I didn't perform the way I wanted to perform. The team didn't perform the way we wanted to perform. I feel I was a big part of the reason why we didn't perform that way."