The Hybrid Solution

It appears the Yanks and A-Rod have made a decision. Pete Abe has the news:

UPDATE, 9:36 a.m.: Alex Rodriguez will have less invasive surgery to
repair the labrum, try to play and then have a full repair after the
season.

UPDATE, 9:40 a.m.: A-Rod has an impingement, meaning
bone is striking bone. The initial surgery will fix the labrum. The
second will repair the bone deformity.

The goal, Dr. Philiipon, will be a rapid rehab. “It’s a very good option,” he said.

He said the rehab will take 6-9 weeks.

8 comments… add one

  • i know arod is not a big favorite with many of us, but from the non-baseball human perspective, i hope this works for his sake…i have a lot of faith in modern medicine, but in some cases it’s still a crap-shoot…

    dc March 8, 2009, 10:56 am
  • Reason #47 for why the Yanks should have signed Dunn and Manny instead of Teixeira.

    Rob March 8, 2009, 12:32 pm
  • I dunno, this hyrbid solution seems like a bad idea to me. If there’s going to be surgery and he’s already doing to miss two months, why not just fix the damn thing and get it over with? The idea of having surgery AND playing through the pain of bone-friction seems like it has all the disadvantages of the other alternatives and only marginally more upside.

    stuck working (sf) March 8, 2009, 2:15 pm
  • > The Hybrid Solution
    Great mileage, no power?

    attackgerbil March 8, 2009, 3:14 pm
  • Years from now we will find out that they will have implanted a lithium battery in one of the first non-investigated instances during the “Bionic Era.”
    Of course, viewers at home and at the games will say that we all suspected something because of the constant “ne-ne-ne-ne-ne-ne-ne” sound emanating from players’ joints during games.

    walein March 8, 2009, 4:32 pm
  • walein …
    That’s just too good.
    I’m not even going to try.

    I'mBillMcNeal March 8, 2009, 11:33 pm
  • Walein, very funny, but ARod already makes a robotic whirring sound. It occurs whenever he’s asked a question by a reporter — the sound of his mental hard drive searching for the correct pre-programmed answer from his p.r. staff.

    Hudson March 9, 2009, 1:14 pm
  • If that’s true Hudson he needs a serious software upgrade.

    walein March 9, 2009, 2:56 pm

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