Alex Rodriguez, a player for the New York Yankees commonly referred to as "A-Rod," needs hip surgery, again. Rodriguez sustained a torn labrum in his left hip late in the season, and sources tell Newsday the third baseman will have surgery in January and is expected to miss 3-6 months. A-Rod had a similar injury in his right hip in the spring of 2009, but this recovery process is expected to take months longer than last time, in part because he's "old." (37!)
Sports Illustrated notes that the injury "goes a long way toward explaining Rodriguez’s woes at the plate during October (3-for-25 with some high-profile benchings), but it doesn’t explain why the Yankee organization threw him to the wolves as far as media coverage was concerned."
Rodriguez is still "owed $113 million over the final five seasons of his 10-year, $275 million pact plus $30 million more in potential homer milestone bonuses," the Post reports. Last weekend he was spending some of it Los Cabos, Mexico with girlfriend Torrie Wilson. Not to dumb down a vital breaking news story about a multimillionaire athlete's health problems, but The Daily Mail has photos of Wilson in a bikini.