LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 27: Jerry Hairston Jr. #6 of Los Angeles Dodgers looks on after reaching first base on an RBI single in the eighth inning against the Houston Astros at Dodger Stadium on May 27, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers defeated the Astros 5-1. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Mattingly: Jerry Hairston to undergo surgery (left hip), out for season.— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) August 23, 2012
Hairston, who has been on the disabled list with hip inflammation since August 12, will need four to six months for recovery from the surgery, according to Alex Angert of MLB.com. The news of surgery is a somewhat dire turn of events from the prognosis given last week, when Dodgers trainer Sue Falsone said that Hairston's MRI results revealed "nothing big".
The veteran had been bothered by the hip for several weeks, attempting to play through the injury, but the inflammation never subsided. The 36-year-old appeared in seventy-eight games for the Dodgers this season, hitting a very serviceable .273/.342/.387 with four home runs and thirteen doubles.