A-Rod surgery 'went as planned'

January, 16, 2013
1/16/13
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As scheduled, Alex Rodriguez went under the knife for his damaged left hip today, and according to a release put out by the Yankees, the surgery "went as planned and without complication."

The club said a full recovery would take six months. The Yankees did not provide information about the extent of cartilage damage deep within A-Rod's hip, which Dr. Bryan Kelly, who performed the surgery, said would be key to his prospects for recovery and would not be known until the hip was opened and inspected.

You can read all the details in a news story that will be up on the website shortly.
Wallace Matthews has covered New York sports since 1983 as a reporter, columnist, radio host and TV commentator. He covers the Yankees for ESPNNewYork.com after working for Newsday, the New York Post, the New York Sun and ESPN New York 98.7 FM.
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