A-Rod Posts That Surgery 'Went Well'
It looks like Alex Rodriguez's hip surgery went well! Take a look at the pic the Yankees slugger posted on his Facebook page this afternoon, writing, "Surgery went well! The road to recovery officially begins … looking forward to the challenges ahead."
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According to MLB.com, the 37-year-old A-Rod had two-hour arthroscopic surgery in New York on Wednesday to repair his left hip, with the procedure expected to keep the Yankees third baseman on the sidelines until mid-season.
The Yankees said in a statement that Rodriguez's surgery "went as planned and without complication." He will begin a supervised rehabilitation program with an anticipated full recovery in six months, returning him to the sport after the All-Star break.
The physician who performed the surgery, Dr. Bryan Kelly, has stressed that he does not believe the athlete's injuries are a result of performance-enhancing drug use, saying, "His hip was formed like that from the age of 15. It doesn't change its shape after that. In that respect, this has nothing to do with performance-enhancing drugs."
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MLB.com reports that this is Rodriguez's second major surgical procedure in the last five years; he had his right hip repaired before the 2009 season.