A-Rod undergoes knee surgery

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New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez had arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.

The procedure was performed by Dr. Lee Kaplan at the University of Miami- Florida on Monday morning, without complications. Kaplan will also oversee the rehab process, which is slated to take place in Miami. Rodriguez is expected to miss the next 4-to-6 weeks.

Rodriguez opted for surgery after receiving a second opinion Sunday from Kaplan, two days after an MRI exam revealed a slight meniscus tear.

The 35-year-old Rodriguez had been playing through the pain since first suffering the injury June 19 against the Cubs in Chicago.

In 80 games this season, Rodriguez is batting .295 with 13 homers and 52 RBI.


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