Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/13/13
New York third baseman Alex Rodriguez will have surgery on his left hip on Wednesday, and if all goes well he could return to the Yankees lineup shortly after the All-Star break. Dr. Bryan Kelly, the co-director of the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan and the lead surgeon for Rodriguez, told the New York Daily News that the recovery and healing process for Rodriguez should be about six months. Rodriguez has spent the offseason strengthening the muscles around where the surgery will take place, which should speed up his recovery. Kelly will repair a torn labrum, a bone impingement and cyst during the scheduled two-hour surgery. He said the extent of cartilage damage will determine how quickly the 37-year old might be able to recover. Rodriguez had surgery on his right hip in 2009 and after two months of rehabbing and getting in playing shape, he led the Yankees to a World Series title, finishing that season with 30 homers and 100 RBIs in 124 games. Kelly told the Daily News that neither of Rodriguez's hip injuries is related to his admitted use of performance-enhancing drugs. Rodriguez struggled through the pain most of last year playing in 122 games and batting .272 with 18 home runs and 57 RBI. He was pinch-hit for and benched during the postseason. Rodriguez still has five years left on his contract, which is worth about $114 million.
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