Originally posted on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught  |  Last updated 1/8/13
The eternal publicity war over Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez - who in terms of public opinion is currently running neck and neck with brain cancer - has a new player: Dr. Bryan Kelly, hip surgeon to the stars, sez Joel Sherman of the Morning Murdoch. In today's grist, Doc Kelly says the reason Alex pulled an Al Roker last October was the inflamed state of his hip, whose MRIs resemble a Peter Max painting of the Titanic.In an exclusive interview with The Post, Dr. Bryan Kelly described a patient whose left hip muscles had “just shut down,” becoming so weak that A-Rod had trouble doing a simple leg raise during exams. And, after seeing medical imaging of the hip, Kelly stated he had “no doubt” Rodriguez’s humiliating playoff meltdown was caused by the injury.In other words: "Please excuse Alex for the first half of the coming school year," the doctor writes, in a letter to Principal Cashman of the Yankee Day Manners School. "I'm advising him to stay home, rest up and drink lot of f...
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