Sunday, March 8, 2009

Breaking News: A-Rod to have Surgery

It is now official, Alex Rodriguez will have surgery on his ailing hip tomorrow and is expected to miss 6-9 weeks. He'll need additional surgery once the season is over.

Tomorrow's surgery will be arthroscopic and will repair the torn labrum.

(Dr. Mark) Philippon is confident in the “85-90 pecent range” that Rodriguez will be able to play through the entire regular season.

“I firmly believe this approach will be successful and allow Alex to return,” Philippon said. “We’ve had very good success with this approach. Short term, we feel the risk is very limited that he will re-tear his labrum during that six-, seven-month period.”

“Because of all the test findings, analysis, the function of Alex, I feel it’s in his best interest to have his labrum repaired, remove part of his impingement and therefore stabilize his labrum,” he said. “The goal here is to allow Alex to rehab rapidly in a safe manner.”

Learn more about hip arthroscopy.

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