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Lowell may need hip surgery after season but keeps playing

Updated: September 17, 2008, 12:48 AM ET
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Mike Lowell has decided to grin and bear it, and that has to make the Boston Red Sox smile as they battle for the AL East lead.

Lowell has been playing with a torn labrum in his right hip and will likely need surgery after the season, multiple media outlets in Boston reported on Tuesday. The third baseman has decided to keep playing through the discomfort and received an injection to help the condition.

"It's more of a grab and a nag as opposed to excruciating pain, just very ...

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