A-Rod will definitely avoid second hip surgery


Dr. Marc Philippon laid out the plan in March. Instead of having a complicated hip procedure that would keep him out until at least July, Alex Rodriguez would undergo a less severe surgery which would allow his return in early- to mid-May. Then, after the season, he’d undergo a second procedure to finish the job. Yet as the season went along, Philippon sounded more confident that A-Rod would not need a second surgery. Today, via ESPN Radio’s Andrew Marchand, we learn that a second surgery will not be necessary. This is the final word, it appears, so Alex will continue his normal workouts. This is obviously good news. Would he even be ready for Spring Training if he needed another surgery this month?

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  1. larryf says:

    He better end the 2010 season with at least 625 career HR’s…. 800 here we come!

  2. A. Phil says:

    Great News! Now I’ll try to get back to studying for my finals.

  3. theyankeewarrior says:

    It’s definitely great news, especially because he will now get to play a full season, while healthy, and with a ring on his finger.

    It’s scary to think what a relaxed, confident, A-rod can do for a full 162 games in this new stadium with all his demons behind him and several HUGE monkeys off his back:

    Won a ring
    Came through in October/November
    Admitted steroid use and dealt with all that came with it
    Won over every NY fan and many non NYY fans
    Got passed his divorce
    I think I could go on all day…

    But anyways, I just hope it doesn’t bother him down the road. If the thing flares up again, I think he should look into getting it fixed next offseason because the Yankees are paying him crazy money for 8 more seasons.

  4. Mike HC says:

    Gotta love those super quick healers.

  5. Tampa Yankee says:

    Super duper gang! Super duper! That’s nice! Way to go! Neato gang. Neato!

  6. Rose says:

    Would he even be ready for Spring Training if he needed another surgery this month?



    Dr. Rose

  7. Mike bk says:

    actually we learned this straight from alex this morning after the press conference when he said he went in over the weekend, was supposed to have it today, but mri said didnt need it. great news that it isnt necessary. i wonder why they waited so long after the year to be sure not needing the surgery since at least some of that time could have been used recovering if it was necessary.

  8. theyankeewarrior says:

    Ill post this question to everyone:

    What would you have said to me if I told you back in February that by December, Tiger Woods would be dieing to trade places with Alex Rodriguez?

  9. larryf says:

    Alex’s RF power is truly amazing. YS is great for lefties and ARod and Jeter who can hit ‘em out to right as good as any righties… DJ OWNS that first row in right…

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