Joe Lapointe of the New York Times reports that Alex Rodriguez will undergo surgery on Monday to repair the torn labrum and address some bone irregularity in his right hip on Monday.
Rodriguez will miss 6-9 weeks, which means that in a perfect world for Yankee fans, A-Rod will be back on the field in early May. He could, however, miss a larger portion of May as well, depending on his rehab.
Lapointe quotes Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman as saying that the surgery is "not only a legitimate option, but the best option." A-Rod was not available for a comment of his own.
Dr. Marc Philippon said in a conference call that he was "almost 100 percent certain" Rodriguez will require further surgery following the 2009 campaign.
Ken Rosenthal also offers up his opinion for those who try to claim that the Yankees are better off without A-Rod because he’s a "distraction."