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Yankees | Alex Rodriguez has experimental operation

New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez (knee) traveled to Germany to have an experimental procedure called Orthokine performed on his right knee. The Yankees approved the treatment, which was performed within the last month, and cleared Rodriguez's procedure with the Commissioner's Office to avoid the appearance that Rodriguez might be receiving impermissible treatment. Orthokine involves taking blood from the patient's arm vein and spinning it in a centrifuge to isolate protective proteins. That solution is then injected into the afflicted area once or twice a week. Rodriguez has resumed offseason workouts and is expected to be ready for Spring Training. Hitting coach Kevin Long said that he plans to travel to Miami, Fla. to begin working with Rodriguez next week. A-Rod had the procedure done after receiving advice from Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant.

2011-12-28 06:37:06 | Source: MLB.com - Bryan Hoch

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