A-Rod’s surgery date revealed

The Yankees have just announced that Alex Rodriguez‘s hip surgery will be on January 16.

In case you missed it this morning, Joel Sherman of the New York Post spoke with the doctor – Dr. Bryan Kelly – who examined A-Rod’s hip and it was a very enlightening article. It’s kind of amazing that Alex was able to walk, let alone attempt to play baseball while suffering through this injury.

And here’s a link to my colleague Brien’s piece from earlier today which explains in greater detail the extent of Alex’s injury.

Alex will more than likely be out until after the All-Star break in July so maybe this means he will just be getting into the swing of things (awful pun intended) down the stretch.

We can dream, can’t we?

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money, co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast and is a monthly contributor to ESPN's SweetSpot Blog. She is a former contributor at Aerys Sports and High Heat Stats. She has contributed to group projects at Baseball: Past And Present and the Hall of Stats. Her work has appeared in USA Today's Sports Weekly and most recently, she wrote four pieces for Derek Jeter: Celebrating the Yankees' Captain Clutch, a magazine printed by i5 Publishing.

3 thoughts on “A-Rod’s surgery date revealed

  1. Mister D

    Was there ever a point to keeping this a secret?

  2. chris

    Brien, on this topic, if AROD can't come back this year (complications, whatever), would the insurance cover his salary and would that have any impact on the 189 they want to get to (as I understand the number for each player is based on the average paid on the contract).

    • BrienJackson

      I don't know all of the details of the Yankees' insurance policy, so I really don't know what it takes for them to get payment. I do know that it will have no effect on their luxury tax number at all either way though.

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