Excerpted from "THE CAPTAIN: The Journey of Derek Jeter," by Ian O'Connor. Copyright 2011 by Ian O'Connor. Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.
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Alex Rodriguez was not just humiliated by his own steroid confessions; he was a physical wreck going into his March 2009 surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip. He feared his career might be over, or at least permanently impaired.