Alex Cobb

Orioles' Alex Cobb will undergo hip surgery this week and miss the rest of the season

Orioles' Alex Cobb will undergo hip surgery this week and miss the rest of the season

The Orioles didn’t need more injury news, but general manager Mike Elias delivered some Tuesday, announcing that right-hander Alex Cobb will undergo hip surgery this week and miss the rest of the season.

Cobb, who signed a four-year, $57 million contract during spring training 15 months ago, started this season on the injured list with groin soreness and returned to the IL twice with what was described as a lumbar strain. Elias said Tuesday that both issues apparently were referred pain from a previously undiscovered hip injury.

Nashville hip specialist Dr. J.W. Thomas Byrd will perform a procedure to correct a femoroacetabular impingement in Cobb’s right hip.

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