A-Rod may miss first half of season
NEW YORK YANKEES third baseman Alex Rodriguez will have surgery on his left hip, an injury that could sideline him until the All-Star break and may explain his poor performance during the playoffs.
”It’s a significant blow,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. ”But we’ve dealt with significant blows and, hopefully, we’ll be able to deal with this one, as well.”
A 14-time All-Star and baseball’s priciest player at $275 million, Rodriguez has a torn labrum, bone impingement and a cyst. He will need four to six weeks of physical therapy to strengthen the hip before surgery, and the team anticipates he will be sidelined four to six months after the operation.
This will be Rodriguez’s sixth trip to the disabled list in six seasons. A-Rod had right hip surgery on March 9, 2009, and returned that May 8. Noli Cruz