Saturday, March 7, 2009

A-Rod is shopping for a hybrid

No, not a car, he is fine with his Maybach. A-Rod is looking for a hybrid surgery that will allow him to miss minimal playing time this year, but one that he will have to revisit down the road. According to the NY Times:
Under what is being called the hybrid option, Rodriguez would have a modest surgery that would repair the labrum and would keep him off the field for only about a month, the person said. The repair would allow him to play from one to three years. Eventually he would need a more invasive surgery.
And for all of the carpenters out there, an anonymous source offers up this helpful explanation:
“It would be like using a nail instead of a steel girder to repair it,” said the person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because no decision had been made. “Eventually the nail would have to be replaced with the steel girder.”
We don't care if they need to put paper mache in his hip socket. If there is some miracle surgery out there that allows A-Rod to miss one month instead of 4, while not affecting his productivity upon his return, we're all for it.

The good news is, the Yankees appear to be taking their time and searching for every bit of useful information that exists on this type of hip injury. We can all rest assured that the final decision on treating A-Rod will be a well through out one.

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