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2011 World Series Game 3: Josh Hamilton Believes He Has A Sports Hernia

Texas Ranger outfielder Josh Hamilton has been suffering a groin for some time and during the American League Championship Series, Hamilton put his health at 50 percent. Hamilton now thinks the injury is a sport hernia:

"All signs point to it, but there are no tests, no MRI," said the Hamilton, who is 0-for-7 in the World Series and without a home run in 48 postseason at-bats. "I've talked about not being as aggressive because it hurts when I'm aggressive. But, I just have to go play my game."

If this is a sports hernia then it is something that Hamilton has suffered in the past, back in 2009 that cost him a month of the regular season. The extent of this injury is not of a concern to Rangers genearl manager Jon Daniels, because if Hamilton says he can play then he will play. When asked how he felt, Hamilton responded that everybody is hurt at this stage in the season.

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