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Mike in Va
RE: 7 Weeks Post Op
Looks like Hamilton is going to Meyers. Symptoms sound similar huh?

NEW YORK – Josh Hamilton will get a second opinion Monday on his abdominal strain, and if that leads to surgery, he expects to miss "no more than five" weeks.

The Rangers' All-Star center fielder and No.3 hitter went on the disabled list Tuesday. He first hurt himself May 17 running into the outfield wall while making a catch.

"It hasn't stopped hurting since I've been walking [today]," Hamilton said. "Or turning over in bed. Or coughing. Or sneezing."

Hamilton is scheduled to see Philadelphia surgeon William Meyers, a specialist in abdominal injuries and "sports hernias," and undergo more extensive tests. If surgery seems likely or inevitable, Hamilton said, he would prefer to have it as soon as possible rather than putting it off to see if he improves.

"I want to know what can get me back the quickest," he said.

"I've always healed quickly from injuries. Do I want to wait two or three weeks and see if it feels better, or if [Meyers] says, 'Maybe you could use surgery, maybe not, we could wait,' I'm probably going to get surgery."
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