Dr. Christopher Ahmad
Alex Rodriguez, who is serving a season-long performance-enhancing drug suspension, dropped his malpractice lawsuit against the Yankees’ team doctor and the affiliated hospital on Friday, his attorney said.
The third baseman agreed to accept a season-long suspension, but he is continuing to pursue his medical-malpractice case against orthopedic surgeon Dr. Christopher Ahmad and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
The suit said that Yankees physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad of New York Presbyterian Hospital did not inform him of the tear.
“I told (Brian) Cashman and Randy (Levine) that I’m ready to play, that I want to play tomorrow,” A-Rod told Francesa. “I made it very clear … Obviously I’m very, very disappointed.”
Yankees Team Physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad revealed that A-Rod has a Grade 1 strain of his left quadriceps.
Kevin Youkilis is happy that his back injury doesn’t appear serious, and thinks he could return to the Yankees’ lineup as soon as his stint on the 15-day disabled list is up. Manager Joe Girardi sounded more cautious.
The Yankees announced on Monday that Mark Teixeira will miss 10-14 days after receiving MRI results.
The Yankees said Thursday night Gardner would have inflamed tissue removed in a procedure that will be performed by team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad.
What Yankees GM Brian Cashman said Tuesday should calm the worst-case fears of the Bronx faithful.
The word coming out of the Rivera’s examinations Monday won’t do much to assuage the fears of Yankees fans.
The Yankees have announced that Michael Pineda has an anterior labral tear on his right shoulder, and will miss the entire 2012 season. He’s scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday.