Via Bryan Hoch -
The Yankees are concerned that Alex Rodriguez’s surgically repaired right hip may be damaged, according to a report in Monday’s New York Post.
Citing a person with knowledge of the situation, the newspaper reported that Rodriguez recently visited Colorado-based specialist Dr. Marc Philippon after experiencing tightness in the hip.
“It’s an issue,” the person told the Post. “A big issue.”
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman mentioned Rodriguez’s hip on Sunday when speaking to reporters in Stamford, Conn., where he was participating in the city’s Heights and Lights holiday event.
“He is always going to have hip issues to deal with. That’s just part of his winter program,” Cashman said.
Rodriguez had hip surgery before the 2009 season and missed the first month of games, as Philippon repaired the right hip labrum, removed an impingement in the joint and drained a cyst.
At the time, it was believed that Rodriguez would have a follow-up procedure after the ’09 season, but Philippon was so encouraged by Rodriguez’s progress as the Yankees charged to the World Series title that he said the slugger wouldn’t need the second operation.
It is interesting to watch A-Rod turn into Juan Gonzalez before our very eyes…