Thursday, March 5, 2009

ARod needs surgery, out until May?

Just heard on MLB on XM: ARod needs hip surgery and will miss all of April. Waiting for confirmations on MSM outlets.

"We're not giving any information right now," Yankees spokesman Jason Zillo said Thursday.

I do not have that information. I have not heard that yet. I have to talk to Cash," manager Joe Girardi said, referring to general manager Brian Cashman.
So who plays third for the first month? Angel Berroa?


dinologic (Dean D) said...

Could the cyst be steroid-related? Joe Girardi mentioned earlier that this had been bothering Arod last year. So why not have it checked out over the winter? Could it be that they were afraid it might raise suspicions of steroid use and now that he's been outed figured he may as well just do it now?

Jason @ IIATMS said...

That's the logical connection, believe me, I wondered that, too.

Though yesterday, I heard Will Carroll on XM say that no one would inject a steroid into one's hip, unless they had NO idea what they were doing.

ARod's been called young and stupid, but I don't think that's the case here.

or that's what I want to believe.

dinologic (Dean D) said...

For the development of a cyst to be related to steroids does the user need to be injecting into the site where the cyst exists?

That's a mouthful. Let me try again - for the cyst to be steriod-related, would ARod have to have been injecting into his hip? When you inject something into yourself, it's going to travel throughout your body and could affect you in several places, I would assume.

I'm not a doctor and have no idea what causes cysts but I know that Giambi's tumor, which was supposedly steroid-related, was on his pituitary gland (base of the brain). He certainly wasn't injecting steroids into his head.

red sox fan said...


Jason @ IIATMS said...

Way to add something, sox fan. C'mon....

e-5 said...

Him always knew new Boston SUX

JC1986 said...

How about if this broke before Manny signed with the Dodgers? Would have been great entertainment.