Report: A-Rod healthy, ready to play

In what has become the drama of all dramas in recent weeks, there’s a new twist to the Alex Rodriguez story.

Moments ago on Mike Francesa’s radio show on WFAN, a doctor who examined A-Rod says that the embattled All-Star does NOT have a quad injury. In fact, he deemed Rodriguez 100 percent healthy.

A-Rod went to Dr. Michael Gross, Chief of Orthopedics at Hackensack Medical Center for a second opinion after an original MRI showed a Grade 1 quad strain. “I looked at his MRI this morning. I spent about 20 minutes going over it. To be perfectly honest, I don’t see any sort of injury there,” Gross said. Gross added that a strain is a clinical diagnosis, which depends on the person’s symptoms. Therefore, “It’s not impossible not to see it on an MRI” even if a person has been daignosed with a “strain.”

A-Rod reportedly feels great and told Gross he is ready to play; he arrived in Tampa today for “rest and treatment” on the quad. This obviously opens up a whole can of worms now and adds fuel to the conspiracy fire of why it seemed like A-Rod would be shut down for a few weeks if he’s healthy? With Derek Jeter possibly coming back this weekend, Alex Rodriguez may join him as well – although this recent news can’t be making the Yankees happy.

Audio of Francesa’s interview with the doctor is below, courtesy of WFAN audio via twitter.

Rich Kaufman

Ever since my parents bought me a Paul O'Neill shirt at my first Yankees game back in 1994 I've been a diehard fan. I graduated from Springfield College in Springfield, Mass., in 2011 with a degree in Communications/Sports Journalism, so writing about the Yankees has always been a passion of mine.

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