The surgery is schedule for Monday, in Colorado.
"It's a big blow for the whole family. Alex is destroyed," Joe Rodriguez told ESPNdeportes.com. "We were all very excited to see him play with the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic.
This is major news for the Yankees, and for baseball, as A-Rod has experienced quite an offseason prior to this news.
Does anyone think this cyst injury has anything to do with the PEDs he had (has) been taking? I'm not an expert, but here's what I found from WebMD:
What are the causes of a cyst?Cysts can arise through a variety of processes in the body, including:
- "Wear and tear" or simple obstructions to the flow of fluid
- Chronic inflammatory conditions
- Genetic (inherited) conditions
- Defects in developing organs in the embryo
Whether it has something to do with his history with PEDs or not, A-Rod is out for 10 weeks and will miss the first month of the season, and probably more. It seems that his brother Joe was more concerned with the W.B.C. than the Yankees, but as you know, I do not care for the W.B.C. in the slightest. We need A-Rod healthy for the rest of the season after he gets back.
Tough break for the Yanks.