A-Rod to get surgery, out six-to-nine weeks

Another treatment option for A-Rod
Cody Ransom's brush with death

After a few consultations and a weekend of pondering the future, the Yankees and A-Rod announced that the Yanks’ third baseman will undergo hip surgery on Monday to correct a torn labrum. A-Rod will be out six-to-nine weeks and will need more invasive surgery after the season is over.

Joe Lapoint has more:

The procedure will correct a torn labrum and will address some of the underlying bone irregularity in the hip, Dr. Marc Philippon said in a conference call, but Rodriguez will probably need more extensive surgery after the season.

Under the best-case scenario, that would mean that Rodriguez could return to the Yankees by early May and miss about a month of the six-month season.

The option chosen on Sunday is the middle alternative that was discussed over the weekend by Rodriguez, the team and the doctor. At first, the Yankees and Rodriguez hoped he could start the season following the draining last week of a cyst caused by a torn labrum.

But that option quickly was dismissed. The most aggressive correction would have been to undergo more extensive surgery to correct the underlying cause of the problem, but that likely would have kept Rodriguez idle for 12 to 16 weeks, Dr. Philippon said.

This hybrid option — what one source called “using a nail instead of a steel girder” to fix A-Rod’s balky hip — came to light last night. From that point on, it was all but inevitable that A-Rod and the Yanks would choose this option. It allows the Yanks to get A-Rod at or near full strength for five months of the season, and while they have big shoes to fill for April, they have the pitching to weather this storm.

In the end, the original ESPN Deportes report, pegging A-Rod’s DL stint at ten weeks, ended up being on the mark after all. Get ready for far too much of Cody Ransom.

Another treatment option for A-Rod
Cody Ransom's brush with death
  • AMS223

    It looks like Arod first home game in the new stadium will either be against the angels at the end of april…or May 4th vs BOSTON!! Only arod would have a story like that

  • AMS223

    also it looks like the ESPN Deportes initial report was accurate that arod will have surgery and miss about 10 weeks.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Those crazy Spanish speaking bastards were RIGHT! This calls my rampant xenophobia into question… I’ll have to reevaluate my whole life.

      • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

        What REALLY bugs me is the woman who wrote that story was giving birth on US soil as she smuggled cocaine concealed in condoms up her ass.

        • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

          For some reason this is all making me think of the Jennifer Lopez South Park episode.

          AFKAT Steve, can you shoot me an email, I need to ask you something. Im at mmandel@jd11.law.harvard.edu.

          • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

            Uh oh. I must be in trouble for some reason. I just know it.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

              I don’t know how to say this, so I’m just going to say it.

              You’re the baby’s father.

              • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

                But . . . . I don’t know how to say this . . . . . ummm . . . . lets just say she was fluent in foreign languages.

            • UWS

              Nah, he just wanted his fancy Harvard email out there for every spambot to capture.

              • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

                Yup, that was it. How did you figure it out? I would have gotten away with it too, if not for that pesky dog.

            • Mike Pop

              That’s what ya mother told me last night, Trebek.

            • Drew

              Be careful Steve, hes a lawyer.

  • Mike Pop

    (Sigh)

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

    This thread is a trainwreck of epic proportions.

  • Mike Pop
  • A.D.

    Hopefully this hybrid actually does work, this probably just signals Ransom as 3B for a month

  • pat

    Oof sorry Ben, figured the thread had gone awry and its early sunday afternoon the update would be Ok. My apologies.

  • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

    So Grudz’ll be in pinstripes before Friday right?

    • Mike Pop

      Nope, Teahen.

      • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

        Eh, I’d rather not give anything up for a stop-gap. Unless they plan on having him play LF next year.

  • Rich

    I think these “experts” who go on the radio or TV without ever examining Alex and offer a different opinion should STFU.

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