NASHVILLE – The already onerous contract of Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez looks even worse today. Rodriguez will undergo a left hip arthroscopy to repair a torn labrum, bone impingement and the correction of a cyst, the team announced this afternoon. He is not expected to take the field until mid-season.
The New York Post first reported the impending surgery this morning.
Dr. Bryan Kelly from the Hospital for Special Surgery will perform the operation in January. Rodriguez must first undergo a four-to-six week strengthening program for the hip. He underwent a similar procedure on his right hip in 2009. The recovery process figures to take four to six months.
No. Not that hip. The other hip.
I’m not sure I like having a player with two torn hips signed for his ages 37-41 seasons for $114M.