Roberts to undergo hip surgery

Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts has decided to undergo season-ending surgery to repair a labral tear in his right hip.

Roberts played in one rehab game last night at short-season Single-A Aberdeen. He was scheduled to play again tonight and perhaps be activated tomorrow in New York, but the persistent discomfort in his hip led to today's decision.

One doctor recommended surgery, but a second suggested that Roberts attempt to rehab and continue playing. A cortisone injection hasn't eased the pain.

Roberts said he'll have the surgery in a week to 10 days, and he projected a four-to-six month rehab period. He's expected to be ready for spring training.

Check Steve Melewski's blog on MASNsports.com for quotes and more information.

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