A-Rod to have hip surgery, miss 6-9 weeks

Updated: March 8, 2009, 8:23 PM ET
Associated Press

For The Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- Alex Rodriguez's spring training saga took another unexpected turn: He's headed for hip surgery Monday that will sideline him for six to nine weeks -- and that's not all.

The New York Yankees slugger will need a second operation after the season, assuming he can play all the way through. Dr. Marc Philippon, who will perform the initial procedure in Colorado, said he's confident Rodriguez will be able to do that once he recovers.

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