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"This is a developmental, genetic predisposition to a certain shape of the hip joint that occurs during the first 15 years of development," Kelly said. "Steroids don’t change the shape of your bones, of your hip joint."
That leaves the Yankees in the position of hoping the soon-to-be 38-year-old Rodriguez will retire — a big money saver for the team — or can have a resurgence similar to the one he had in 2009, when he returned from his first hip surgery and nearly single-handedly led the team to its first World Series title since 2000.
Of course, that New York love-in for Rodriguez didn’t last long. The following spring he was tied to Anthony Galea, the Canadian doctor who was indicted in part for illegal possession of human growth hormone with intent to distribute. The team made it known they never authorized Rodriguez to be treated by Galea.
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