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Alex Rodriguez to undergo left hip arthroscopy

The New York Yankees announced today that 3B Alex Rodriguez will undergo a left hip arthroscopy to repair a torn labrum, bone impingement and the correction of a cyst.

The injury was discovered after the conclusion of the season during Rodriguez’s regularly scheduled annual November physical evaluation with Dr. Marc Philippon.  The diagnosis was confirmed after the Yankees sought the second opinion of Dr. Bryan Kelly.  Both doctors believe that there is a very strong possibility that Rodriguez’s hip condition may have had a negative effect on his performance during the latter stages of the season and the playoffs.

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The procedure will be performed by Dr. Kelly at The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York after Rodriguez completes a four-to-six week pre-habilitation regimen, as directed by Dr. Kelly.

The surgery—which will be similar but not identical to the one performed on Rodriguez’s right hip in 2009—is anticipated to require a four-to-six month recovery time.

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