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Rodriguez’s surgery scheduled for January 16

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jan 08, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Dr. Bryan Kelly, the specialist who will perform Alex Rodriguez’s hip surgery, is on a conference call with Yankees beat writers. The team just announced that Rodriguez’s surgery is scheduled for January 16.

Dr. Kelly just said he’s hoping Rodriguez will be back after the All-Star break. The doctor is still uncertain just how much damage has been done to the cartilage in the joint, which is going to be important to determining Rodriguez’s return. The doctor is also concerned about Rodriguez’s right hip. Immediately after the surgery, Rodriguez will naturally compensate by putting more pressure on his right hip, and the doctors want to limit that sort of workload to make sure the previously repaired hip doesn’t suffer a setback.

I’ll try to have more in another post soon. Right now, Dr. Kelly is giving us a ton of detail, most of which is pretty overwhelming. I need a medical degree, stat!

 
 

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56 Responses to “Rodriguez’s surgery scheduled for January 16”

  1. jackamir January 8th, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Alex, who??? He almost feels like “the forgotten man.” Too bad I heard he was pretty good.

  2. Rich in NJ January 8th, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Chad

    Could you find out whether or not it was determined during A-Rod’s first hip surgery that his right femur head was egg-shaped instead of spherical, and if so, why they didn’t assess the shape of his left femur head at or near that time to determine if this hereditary defect (per Sherman’s article) was a potential issue for the left hip?

  3. G. Love January 8th, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    I just have a bad feeling they’re going to get him on the table and open the hip up and call it a season. I don’t think we’re getting anything out of him going forward and I think the team wants him not to come back to reap the insurance money for a lost season.

    It’s why not signing a DH is mind boggling to this point. Best case scenario is after the ASB. What about the first 3 months of the season where Tex & Cano traditionally don’t hit their best and don’t warm up until the weather does?

  4. pkyankfan69 January 8th, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Morse would certainly fit well in this years Yankee lineup but if it took Nova to get him I would say thanks but no thanks… The Yankees are not in a position financially to trade away their young cost controlled starters and stay under $189M… Selling low on Nova for 1 year of Morse sounds like an awful deal to me, especially considering Morse’s long injury history… BTW, if it wasn’t extremely apparent I am still a believer Nova will end up as a solid middle of the rotation guy. I still like his stuff and make up.

    If the price is not as steep and say the Yankees could get Morse for a package of Logan/Melky Mesa type/lower level pitching prospect I would make the move for sure. Morse’s opposite field power would be an excellent fit in NYS. Much like Montero, Morse has a right handed swing built for NYS.

  5. austinmac January 8th, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    There are so many unknowns each of which may lead to a bad prognosis. We didn’t hesr anything like this before the first hip surgery.

  6. blake January 8th, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Arod recovery will take between 6 months and eternity

  7. blake January 8th, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    @Ken_Rosenthal: Complications in trade talks? Sources say #Nationals’ Morse strongly opposed to being a DH. Story: http://t.co/tQMsrIsw

    I love when guys that can’t play defense say they don’t want to DH

  8. tomingeorgia January 8th, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Having had a hip cut on myself, and a lot of titanium put in there (which he shouldn’t require), I wish Al a great recovery and a fine 2013 second half.

  9. blake January 8th, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    “I just have a bad feeling they’re going to get him on the table and open the hip up and call it a season.”

    Off to the Centaur glue factory

  10. Nick in SF January 8th, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    No need for pessimism, G. Love. Tex and Cano may start slowly, but Swisher is usually at his best early in the season, so the slack will again be picked up. #optimism

  11. Against All Odds January 8th, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    G. Love January 8th, 2013 at 5:52 pm
    I just have a bad feeling they’re going to get him on the table and open the hip up and call it a season. I don’t think we’re getting anything out of him going forward and I think the team wants him not to come back to reap the insurance money for a lost season.

    ————————-

    I’m pretty much thinking the same thing. It’ll be asking too much for him to come back this yr.

  12. tomingeorgia January 8th, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    A Centaur with a few hundred million dollars and a limp?? I’d take it.

  13. G. Love January 8th, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Nick,

    I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for talking me off the ledge. It’s that kind of on point analysis that this forum sorely lacks at times.

  14. Benny Blanco January 8th, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Im not expecting Alex back at all. I agree with G.Love regarding the dh spot.

  15. mick January 8th, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Looks like CC is picking up the twitter slack….

  16. Nick in SF January 8th, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    You are most welcome, and if by “at times” you mean “pretty much all the time”, I concur. But those silver nuggets are practically falling out of the storm clouds that surround us. We just have to scoop them up. #scoopingisntjustforpooping

  17. mick January 8th, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Nova or Phelps straight up for Morse?
    They will want prospects, wouldn’t give up any of our prize ones.

  18. blake January 8th, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    mick says:
    January 8, 2013 at 6:37 pm
    Nova or Phelps straight up for Morse?
    They will want prospects, wouldn’t give up any of our prize ones.

    I’m in the minority but Id probably do it….I think they need to go for it in 2013

  19. mick January 8th, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    I’m in the minority but Id probably do it….I think they need to go for it in 2013
    =================================
    It would give them amnesty in 2014.

  20. blake January 8th, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    @DCameronFG: My suggestion to all these guys who don’t want to DH – don’t suck at defense, then.

  21. Nick in SF January 8th, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    That hashtag could have other uses too. Example:

    Chad could win a Pulitzer if he could scoop the other writers on Femurgate™ and get Cashman impeached. #scoopingisntjustforpooping

  22. Triple Short of a Cycle January 8th, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    @DCameronFG: My suggestion to all these guys who don’t want to DH – don’t suck at defense, then.

    —————————

    Or do away with the DH and just have 8 hitters in both leagues

  23. Triple Short of a Cycle January 8th, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    On another note the new David Bowie song is amazing. Can’t wait for the new album

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOyDTy9DtHQ

  24. theREALkevin January 8th, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Does it really matter if Morse doesn’t want to DH? He doesn’t have a no trade clause does he? The Nats will take the package they like the most, they won’t care if a player they’re about to trade doesn’t wanna DH. Would be pretty ridiculous for a team to pass up a better package to appease a player they’re about to get rid of.

  25. theREALkevin January 8th, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    I’d trade Nova for morse. Probably not phelps though. Not for 1 year of Morse.

  26. mick January 8th, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Our worst nightmare would be the Yanks turning into the Jets.
    Pray Hal has the best intentions and is not a Woody Johnson clone altho he would eliminate the middle man Rex.

  27. blake January 8th, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    “Does it really matter if Morse doesn’t want to DH?”

    Not really to the Nats but it depends on how big a deal he’d make it to the team getting him….I don’t know his personality but you obviously wouldn’t want to add a malcontent

  28. PacoDooley January 8th, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    theREALkevin January 8th, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    I’d trade Nova for morse. Probably not phelps though. Not for 1 year of Morse.
    _________________

    Not sure most of baseball would agree. Do you think Phelps really has more value than Nova?

  29. Jerkface January 8th, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    If Morse is so broken up about DHing vs righties when he gets traded to the New York Yankees then he can shove it and sit the bench except vs lefties. I understand some guys wanna be in the game & on the field, but the Yankees need him. He needs to suck it up.

  30. blake January 8th, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    “Not sure most of baseball would agree. Do you think Phelps really has more value than Nova?”

    I think Nova has maybe more ceiling but that Phelps might have a higher floor….plus Phelps had an additional year of control.

    I value them about the same….I think Nova has better stuff and probably could go higher if everything goes perfect….,but I also think Nova’s floor is a reliever or #6 starter

  31. blake January 8th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Morse would play RF vs LHP which is about 1/3 if the games and he could probably get 10 or so games at 1B…..considering he can’t play outfield and that he’s been hurt a lot I really think he should be cool with that

  32. blake January 8th, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    They should still be trying to trade for Upton either way

  33. tomingeorgia January 8th, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    blake’s favorite perfume is “Obsession”.

  34. blake January 8th, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    I don’t wear perfume

  35. blake January 8th, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Morse’s Opo power would play real nice in YS. Check out the spray chart
    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/p.....hael-morse

  36. blake January 8th, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Morse looks like a typical guy that pulls the ball on the ground and drives it to CF and RF a lot in the air….would be great at the stadium

  37. The Return of Stoneburner January 8th, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    very true – - – -

  38. Tar January 8th, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    That spray chart is pretty cool.

    Wait .. I think if you look real close at the red dots they spell out something

    I think it says “get J Upton”… weird.

  39. mick January 8th, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    The obsession , or lack of it, lies with the Yankees and Hal.
    If he’s willing, he can get Morse.
    The cost, these days, is the object as Hal shops with prudence.

  40. mick January 8th, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    You’d think Morse would be salivating to come to the Yankees with that oppo power.
    Could make a name for himself here like another oppo swinger we have.

  41. mick January 8th, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Anyone see the violent Django yet?

  42. jacksquat January 8th, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Unfortunately, so much is ego and money driven these days. Morse knows he is worth more as a free agent if he has recently played either OF or 1B.

    Morse shouldn’t touch the field. If the Yankees get him, he should be full time DH. Diaz, Canzler, Mustelier, etc. can fight it out for RHH OF.

  43. The Return of Stoneburner January 8th, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    I know there is controversy over the action figures – - – -

  44. austinmac January 8th, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Mick,

    I saw it. Very violent and very good. I always love Tarantino dialogue. Great acting. And Lincoln doesn’t die.

  45. mick January 8th, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Morse is basically a 300 hitter v. both rh and lh pitching.
    His #’s in the clutch are also around 300.
    This guy looks like a pure hitter, not a hero swinger.

  46. tomingeorgia January 8th, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    blake,
    Dicn’t say you did. It’s still your favorite scent.

  47. mick January 8th, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Mac

    as usual Samuel L Jackson steals the movie…and Lincoln died in the end.

  48. mick January 8th, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Morse could put up some monster #’s at the Stadium and could be a f/t OF with Gardners history + Grandy could be dealt.

  49. blake January 8th, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    “I think it says “get J Upton”… weird.”

    Hey….I see it now!

  50. Yankee Trader January 8th, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Triple-

    Thanks for the new David Bowie song-great.

    Mick-

    Saw Django Unchained. Typical Quentin Tarantino bloody, lurid and “sick” comedy, but very entertaining 165 minutes.

  51. austinmac January 8th, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Mick,

    I loved the German guy again.

  52. Yankee Trader January 8th, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    If it’s primarily a lefty reliever that the Nats want, which team gets him?

    Braves have O’Flaherty and Venters
    Yankees with Logan
    Padres with Thatcher

    Others?

  53. mick January 8th, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    give them nova and logan for morse.

  54. Yankee Trader January 8th, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    White Sox with Matt Thornton
    Astros with Wesley Wright

  55. Yankee Trader January 8th, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    New Post————->

  56. blake January 8th, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Doubt they’d trade him to the Braves and not sure why the padres would want him


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