Alex Rodriguez will likely miss most of the first half of the 2013 MLB baseball season because of a second hip surgery that is expected to take place in January, according to what YouWager has learned.
Earlier this week the New York Yankees made a statement that the 37 year-old player will have arthroscopic surgery on his left hip to “repair a torn labrum, bone impingement and the correction of a cyst.” According to the team, the recovery time for the surgery is four to six months.
After four to six weeks of pre-rehabilitation, Rodriguez will have the surgery, which will be performed by Dr. Bryan Kelly at The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Almost four years ago, Rodriguez had his right hip repaired.
The third baseman is owed $114 million on his current contract through 2017, excluding potential milestone home run bonuses.
The New York baseball team said the surgery on his left hip “will be similar but not identical” to the procedure he had in 2009 on his right hip.
During the MLB playoffs, Rodriguez originally complained of hip issues.
However, during a recent checkup, Dr. Marc Philippon, the surgeon who performed the original procedure on Rodriguez’s torn labrum, discovered the new injury in his left hip. The Yankees are content about Rodriguez working with Dr. Kelly this time so the rehab can take place in New York instead of Colorado, where Dr. Philippon is located.
The first hip injury was diagnosed shortly after the New York native admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs in 2009. Rodriguez finished off that season with an epic October and his first World Series ring.