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Vail: A-Rod’s surgery goes well, doc says

Associated Press
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado ” Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has undergone arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip, and his projected timetable for recovery remains six-to-nine weeks.

Dr. Marc Philippon performed the 1-hour, 20-minute procedure Monday at Vail Valley Surgery Center in Colorado.

“The surgery went exactly as we planned,” Philippon said on a conference call. “No surprises.”

General manager Brian Cashman expects the three-time AL MVP back on the field “sometime in May.” Rodriguez will need a more extensive operation after the season, and Philippon said Rodriguez will be ready for spring training in 2010.

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