Via Jon Lane -
The arthroscopic surgery New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez had on January 16 to repair a torn labrum and impingement in his left hip went, according to a subsequent statement released by the team, “as planned and without complications.” While it’s anticipated A-Rod will return after the All-Star break, general manager Brian Cashman did not dismiss the possibility that Rodriguez would be sidelined the entire 2013 season.
“I think, because of the serious nature of the surgery and the condition that he’s trying to recover from, there is that chance,” Cashman told WFAN-AM in New York on Friday. “I would say it’s not going to be because Alex doesn’t do everything in his power to put himself in a position to get back, and be healthy and productive. He’ll do everything necessary and his part. It’s just will the success of the surgery and the condition that he has recover optimally as everybody expects, but there’s no guarantees in this stuff. Best-case scenario, yeah, he should be back. Worst-case scenario he won’t be back or there might be something in between. These are unique circumstances and new experiences injury wise that has a very small history behind it in the last decade or so.”
Sounds like ol’ Cash is greasing the skids of the news that’s coming down the pipe this summer when A-Rod is MIA at the time he’s expected to return.
Me? I wouldn’t miss Alex at all if he sat out the whole season. And, if he does, then, stick a fork in him…because there’s no way he’s coming back from that long of a lay off, given all the other time he’s missed recently, and coming to the table with something to offer.