Tim Lincecum’s degenerative hips: Everything you need to know, and what MLB history can tell us, about the injury

By Matthew Connolly
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May 25, 2015; Milwaukee, WI, USA; San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum (55) pitches in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

We don’t know how bad it is right now

And how could we? With Boch as our lone messenger, all we know is that there are “degenerative things” happening in his hips, and that Timmy received some cortisone shots to temporarily alleviate his condition, via Alex Pavlovic.

Bochy also added, via Henry Schulman: “A lot of these guys get it the older they get. It’s part of the aging process. It’s not as uncommon as you think.”

We should have a better idea pretty soon

Per Pavlovic’s report, Lincecum will be reevaluated after resting for at least five days, meaning we could find out more during this weekend’s Bay Bridge Series. 

If the cortisone shots have done their job, Lincecum will resume playing catch with the hope of progressing through rehab, via Schulman. If not, surgery will be one of the options on the table.

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