Making The Call: A-Rod's Injury Exposes A Weak Bench—March 8, 2009

The Yankees and Alex Rodriguez made a very smart decision earlier today; they decided that Alex would undergo surgery on his injured hip Monday. The operation, which is being described as a “hybrid” solution, should sideline A-Rod for 6-9 weeks. He will need an additional operation after the season to fully repair his injury.

Alex Rodriguez is going to be a Yankee for the next nine seasons. They have to protect their investment. Dr. Friedrich Boettner, a hip and knee specialist at Hospital for Special Surgery, made this point by telling us, “Considering the length of his current contract it sounds almost smarter to bench him now and fix his hip than to take the chances of additional damage by completing the season.”

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