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How bad was A-Rod's injury?

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Alex Rodriguez underwent surgery on his left hip last week.
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NEW YORK (AP)

A person familiar with the diagnosis says Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was found to have relatively minimal cartilage damage in his left hip during surgery this week.

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The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the team did not make that detail public.

Dr. Bryan Kelly of the Hospital for Special Surgery, who operated on A-Rod on Wednesday, said last week the extent of cartilage damage was a concern and could not be determined before the operation.

Kelly repaired a torn labrum and reshaped the bone to alleviate impingement. The Yankees said Wednesday the operation ''went as planned and without complication.''

New York said recovery time is six months, a timetable that projects Rodriguez to return after the All-Star break.

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