Friday: The cartilage damage in A-Rod‘s hip was minimal according to Dan Martin. The doctors were unable to assess the extent of the damage until the procedure, and the recovery time depended on the condition of the cartilage. So, good news.
Wednesday: Alex Rodriguez underwent his left hip surgery today and things “went as planned and without complication,” the team announced. A full recovery is expected to take six months, meaning he won’t return until after the All-Star break. No surprises here, the real news would be if things didn’t go according to plan or if the recovery time was something other than six months.