Alex Rodriguez’s next arthroscopic hip surgery is set for tomorrow, Jan. 16th, according to MLB.com. The highly paid Yankees third basement is having his left hip scoped in order to repair a torn labrum, a bone impingement and remove a cyst. His right hip was scoped almost four years ago, in February 2009.
Dr. Bryan T. Kelly, who will perform the procedure at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, says he expects Rodriguez to return to the game around the All-Star break this summer. Rodriguez has already been undergoing physical therapy or “prehab” to prepare for the surgery and facilitate a speedy recovery.
Dr. Kelly says he believes the injury contributed to Rodriguez’s poor performance last season, adding that hip issues are genetic in origin and unrelated to his admitted past use of performance-enhancing steroids.
ANOTHER UPDATE: Rodriguez’s arthroscopic hip surgery, on the left side, “went as planned and without complication,” according to an announcement from the Yankees, and he is expected to be discharged from the hospital on Thursday, Jan. 17th.