In a breaking news story, as reported on ESPN and WFAN 660 New York Radio, at about 11:00 a.m. ET, Alex Rodriguez will have to undergo surgery to remove a cyst from his right hip. The report stated that this surgery will sideline A-Rod for at least “ten” weeks.
The report has not been officially confirmed by the New York Yankees.
Also, Sweeny Murti, of WFAN, reported that he asked Yankees Manager, Joe Girardi, about the Alex Rodriguez news, and Girardi had no knowledge of the possible surgery.
No further details were released.
So, the A-Rod saga continues.
Very sad. Very sad, indeed !!!
New York Yankees General Manager, Brian Cashman, talked to the media late in the afternoon with new information regarding Alex Rodriguez’s medical condition in his right hip.
Cashman stated that A-Rod has not experienced any pain in his hip area this spring, but did have stiffness and some restriction in his right hip. This led to Rodriguez getting a MRI on the hip this past Saturday, which revealed a cyst in that area.
The Yankees then decided to send A-Rod to be examined by Dr. Marc Philippon, a leading expert in this field, in Vail, Colorado. This is when it was discovered that Rodriguez had a torn labrum and cyst in his right hip.
At first it was reported that A-Rod would have surgery next Monday. But, those reports were a little premature at the time. The cyst was drained today, and it was determined by the doctors, A-Rod, and the Yankees, that they will wait a few days before making a final decision regarding surgery.
As Brian Cashman said today, there are two ways to treat this injury, either with a conservative approach or an aggressive approach.
A conservative approach involves: rest, exercise, and treatment.
An aggressive approach will involve surgery, and a recovery time of up to four months.
At this time, the conservative approach will be taken in hopes that surgery will not be needed.
So, that is basically where this situation is at this present moment.
This is a very serious injury, and whatever approach is taken to heal Alex’s hip, we all hope and pray for a full recovery.