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A-Rod Could Be Out 10 Weeks After Surgery

Update: The Yankees said A-Rod has a torn labrum, but they think he can avoid surgery. Stay tuned…

The man that Major League Baseball seems to revolve around, Alex Rodriguez, will be out for the next 10 weeks until May at the earliest. He will undergo hip surgery on Monday to remove a cist that bothered him last season.

A-Rod’s brother, Joe Dunand, told ESPNDeportes.com the shocking news this morning.

“It’s a big blow for the whole family. Alex is destroyed,” Dunand said. “We were all very excited to see him play with the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic. But the most important thing is to have a successful surgery so that Alex may continue his career.”

Reaction: This is the first good move A-Rod has made all off-season. Instead of trying to play through the hip injury and face scrutiny if he faltered, he opted for surgery that will ideally take him out of the spotlight. If he struggled, critics would have pointed to the fact that he’s now steroid-free instead of concentrating on his hip injury.

It’s also a good test for the Yankees, since they are just 20-23 in 43 games A-Rod has missed since his arrival in 2004.

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