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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Alex Rodriguez also suing New York Yankees team doctor for malpractice

Alex Rodriguez YankeesAlex Rodriguez reportedly filed a lawsuit against Major League Baseball on Thursday, alleging that commissioner Bud Selig and company tried to run him out of the game of baseball with a “witch hunt.” He’s apparently not stopping there. A-Rod has reportedly filed a second lawsuit, this one against the New York Yankees’ team doctor.

According to ESPNNewYork.com’s Andrew Marchand, Rodriguez is suing Yankees’ team doctor Chris Ahmad, alleging malpractice for misdiagnosing A-Rod’s hip injury during the playoffs last season. A-Rod’s lawyers claim Ahmad never informed the slugger about an MRI that showed the injury. A portion of the suit reads as follows:

Defendants, after performing, understanding and analyzing the MRI, had diagnosed Plantiff as suffering from a superior labral tear at the left hip; and without informing the plaintiff of the diagnosis, knowingly cleared the Plaintiff to resume playing as a third baseman for the New York Yankees during the [2012] season playoffs, thus allowing the Plaintiff to further injure himself and the necessity for additional surgeries.

Rodriguez was benched in the 2012 postseason after going 3-for-25 from the plate. He did not play again until this past August after undergoing surgery on his injured hip. The lawsuit alleges that keeping A-Rod in the dark about the injury caused “great pain, agony, injury, suffering disability, hospitalization, as well as mental anguish and emotional distress.”

“I don’t care what he did with the results, even if he gave them to the Yankees, [Dr. Ahmad] had to tell Alex about them,” Alan Ripka, A-Rod’s lawyer for the malpractice suit, said.

In case you haven’t picked up on the pattern, A-Rod is the victim. Not only is he appealing his 211-game suspension (which is an entirely separate process from the lawsuits), he has also been bullied by Major League Baseball and mistreated by the Yankees’ team doctor. Poor Alex.



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