Showing posts with label Conspiracy in the Bronx. Show all posts
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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Conspiracy in the Bronx: Are the Yankees Faking A-Rod's Quad Injury to Collect Insurance Money?




Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez believes that the team is misrepresenting his quadriceps injury simply to collect insurance money. He had a second opinion on his injury that confirmed he is healthy (video above).

Michael L. Gross, chief of the division of sports Medicine and the orthopedic director of The Sports Medicine Institute at Hackensack University, 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.''

Rodriguez, who's earning $28 million this season, was scheduled to be activated Monday for the first time this season after undergoing January hip surgery. Yet, the Yankees ordered him to undergo an MRI exam in New York where he was diagnosed with a Grade 1 strained quadriceps, keeping him sidelined at least another week to 10 days.

General manager Brian Cashman released a statement Wednesday night firing back at Rodriguez.

"I heard via a text message this afternoon from Alex Rodriguez that he had retained a doctor to review his medical situation. In media reports, we have since learned that the doctor in question has acknowledged that he did not examine Mr. Rodriguez and that he was not retained to do a comprehensive medical examination of Mr. Rodriguez. Contrary to the Basic Agreement, Mr. Rodriguez did not notify us at any time that he was seeking a second opinion from any doctor with regard to his quad strain."

Cashman said Rodriguez told him July 12 that he had "tightness" in his quadriceps and reported "stiffness" on Sunday, saying he should not play Sunday or Monday. It was at that point Rodriguez was sent to have an MRI exam.

"As always, we will follow the rules and regulations set forth in the Basic Agreement, and will again re-evaluate Alex in Tampa tomorrow, as our goal is to return him to the lineup as soon as he is medically capable of doing so," Cashman said.

Rodriguez reported Wednesday to the Yankees' spring-training facility in Tampa.

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