This is an interesting development in the Alex Rodriguez saga. Rodriguez, who was slated to return on Monday, had an MRI over the weekend that discovered a left quad strain that delayed his return to the Yankees’ lineup.
Rodriguez went out and sought a second opinion on his injury by Michael L. Gross, chief of the division of sports Medicine and the orthopedic director of The Sports Medicine Institute at Hackensack University.
Gross told WFAN on Wednesday that Rodriguez has no injury.
“To be perfectly honest,” Gross told host Mike Francesa, “I don’t see any sort of injury there.”
It is believed the team is misinterpreting A-Rod’s injury simply to collect insurance money.
Sure, it is possible to get two different diagnosis from two different doctors. But with all the talk surrounding A-Rod right now, it seems to add fuel to the fire for those who have conspiracy theories about the Yankees’ intentions.
On Tuesday, CBS Evening News Jim Axelrod reported that Rodriguez could be facing a lifetime ban from baseball.
USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reported that Rodriguez has no intention of negotiating a settlement with Major League Baseball and would appeal any potential suspension.
Rodriguez is slated to make $28 million this season and has yet to play a single game for the Yankees.