Dr. Marc Philippon doesn't think Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez will need hip surgery in the offseason. Philippon operated on Rodriguez's right hip in the spring. "It's difficult to make a formal and definite statement right now, but the way things are going - clinically anyway, and the way I saw him in batting practice - there's no need for intervention at this time," Philippon told the New York Daily News. "His power is excellent, the rotation in his hip is excellent ... I'll need a few more tests, but so far I don't think he'll need surgery." Rodriguez has returned to 95% full strength, Philippon added. Follow-up surgery in the offseason had been considered a foregone conclusion.
Doctor: A-Rod Won't Need Offseason Surgery