11 Mar 2009

A-Rod has surgery on his hip

9:58 am on 11 March 2009

The prolific baseball home run hitter Alex Rodriguez has had successful hip surgery.

The New York Yankees say they expect the 33-year-old to return to action in six to nine weeks.

Rodriguez, baseball's highest-paid player in the second year of a 10-year, 547 million dollar [NZ] deal, had arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip.