Dr. Marc Philippon, who originally diagnosed A-Rod, will perform the surgery in Vail Colorado.
"The goal here is to allow Alex to rehab rapidly in a safe manner," Dr. Philippon said. "The approach we're using is much safer than letting Alex play the way he is now."
This is definitely a big blow for the Yankees. However, the media spotlight may be a little less bright on the Yankees in the first couple of months, which could take off some of the pressure. Everyone has been wondering how will A-Rod respond to all of the PED talk this offseason, but now they will have to wait.