If there's any hope at all of the Yankees getting out from under the second half of Alex Rodriguez's record contact, it's the possibility that his continued use of banned substances led to his recent hip injury that will sideline him for mos t of the 2013 season. It's not a slam dunk, but depending on the wording of the contract and the view of whomever makes the final decision, such a revelation could at least give the team a fighting chance. Unfortunately for them, there doesn't seem to be much of a chance that's the case. “I still don’t think any PED would have had an effect on the injury or the surgery,” said Dr. David Geier, via Dan Martin. “They can impact tendons and muscles, but not what he had."
“Even if this turns out to be true, it wouldn’t impact the hip joint. His problem was one of anatomy. I can’t imagine any effect.”
Another doctor also told Martin that he doesn't see how Alex could be deemed unable to play as a result of the surgery, so forget all of that stuff you read about insurance payouts yesterday.