Alex Rodriguez to have knee surgery on Monday

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    Alex Rodriguez to have knee surgery on Monday

    Evening all.
    By Associated Press

    NEW YORK - Alex Rodriguez is going to have surgery to repair the torn meniscus in his right knee, and is expected to miss four to six weeks.

    The Yankees say the slugging third baseman will be operated on Monday by Dr. Lee Kaplan at the University of Miami.

    Rodriguez will likely be back in time for the final month or so of the season, when the Yankees expect to be in a race with Tampa Bay and Boston for the AL East and wild card.

    Before Saturday’s game, New York manager Joe Girardi revealed the injury to the leg Rodriguez uses to push off while swinging. An MRI on Friday showed a slight tear in the cartilage.

    Rodriguez, who turns 36 later this month, has already pulled out of next week’s All-Star game.

    The three-time AL MVP is hitting .295 with 13 home runs and 52 RBIs this season. But the slugger with 626 career home runs has not connected since June 11 and has gone 85 at-bats without a homer, his longest single-season drought.

    Rodriguez tweaked his knee at Wrigley Field on June 19, and the tear in his meniscus has slowed him on the bases. He is batting .359 with 10 RBIs in his last 16 games, but has looked much more like a singles hitter than a power hitter.

    Eduardo Nunez, who provided a spark while filling in recently for injured shortstop Derek Jeter, has an on-base percentage of .317 with eight doubles and three homers in 119 at-bats.

    Rodriguez was elected by fans to start for the AL in the All-Star game Tuesday in Phoenix. Boston’s Kevin Youkilis [stats] has replaced him on the roster.

     
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    [QUOTE]Evening all. By Associated Press N EW YORK - Alex Rodriguez is going to have surgery to repair the torn meniscus in his right knee, and is expected to miss four to six weeks. The Yankees say the slugging third baseman will be operated on Monday by Dr. Lee Kaplan at the University of Miami. Rodriguez will likely be back in time for the final month or so of the season, when the Yankees expect to be in a race with Tampa Bay and Boston for the AL East and wild card. Before Saturday’s game, New York manager Joe Girardi revealed the injury to the leg Rodriguez uses to push off while swinging. An MRI on Friday showed a slight tear in the cartilage. Rodriguez, who turns 36 later this month, has already pulled out of next week’s All-Star game. The three-time AL MVP is hitting .295 with 13 home runs and 52 RBIs this season. But the slugger with 626 career home runs has not connected since June 11 and has gone 85 at-bats without a homer, his longest single-season drought. Rodriguez tweaked his knee at Wrigley Field on June 19, and the tear in his meniscus has slowed him on the bases. He is batting .359 with 10 RBIs in his last 16 games, but has looked much more like a singles hitter than a power hitter. Eduardo Nunez, who provided a spark while filling in recently for injured shortstop Derek Jeter, has an on-base percentage of .317 with eight doubles and three homers in 119 at-bats. Rodriguez was elected by fans to start for the AL in the All-Star game Tuesday in Phoenix. Boston’s Kevin Youkilis [ stats ] has replaced him on the roster.
    Posted by Jete02fann[/QUOTE]

    Jete, no offense but this can go two ways with ARod.  ARod could miss two weeks then come back "strong as ever" like his hip surgery.  Or, this time actually miss a month or more like anyone should with these types of injuries.

    I don't know how to take the guy!
     
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    Re: Alex Rodriguez to have knee surgery on Monday

    If he doesn't miss at least 4-6 weeks of every season from now until the end of his awful contract I will be amazed.
     
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    Re: Alex Rodriguez to have knee surgery on Monday

    Well maybe ALEX can find some more Downtown DIVAs to help him through this problem....
     
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    Re: Alex Rodriguez to have knee surgery on Monday

    I hear Colon is supervising the surgey w/ his doctor in the DR.........He'll be back right after the AS Break......
     
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    Re: Alex Rodriguez to have knee surgery on Monday

    In Response to Re: Alex Rodriguez to have knee surgery on Monday:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Alex Rodriguez to have knee surgery on Monday : Jete, no offense but this can go two ways with ARod.  ARod could miss two weeks then come back "strong as ever" like his hip surgery.  Or, this time actually miss a month or more like anyone should with these types of injuries. I don't know how to take the guy!
    Posted by craze4sox[/QUOTE]

    He already stated it will be at least 4 weeks before he even picks up a bat.  He boldly declared it's his knee and not the New York Yankees and he'll be back when he feels he's ready.  Sounds like he fired a shot across the bow of the Yankee ship. 
     
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    In Response to Re: Alex Rodriguez to have knee surgery on Monday:
    [QUOTE]I hear Colon is supervising the surgey w/ his doctor in the DR.........He'll be back right after the AS Break......
    Posted by andrewmitch[/QUOTE]

    I clicked on this thread just to see your comment; you didn't disappoint.
     
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    I'm sure Cameron Diaz will be feeding A-Rod more popcorn during his surgery. 
     
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    Re: Alex Rodriguez to have knee surgery on Monday

    It doesn't really matter whether its 4 weeks or 6 weeks. It's not like he was carry the team like he used too!!!
     
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    In Response to Re: Alex Rodriguez to have knee surgery on Monday:
    [QUOTE]It doesn't really matter whether its 4 weeks or 6 weeks. It's not like he was carry the team like he used too!!!
    Posted by bald-predictions[/QUOTE]

    Hopefully the Yanks get him back healthy for the end of the season and the playoffs.
     
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    Re: Alex Rodriguez to have knee surgery on Monday

       His body is breaking down, can only imagine the shape he'll be in at the end of his contract.
     

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