|A-Rod drops lawsuit against Yankees team doctor|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 20 June 2014 10:15|
Attorney Alan Ripka said Friday that Rodriguez withdrew his suit against Dr. Christopher Ahmad to eliminate distractions as the third baseman anticipates returning to baseball after his season-long suspension.
Ahmad's lawyer hasn't returned a call.
Rodriguez's suit had said he kept playing and worsened a left hip injury because Ahmad didn't tell him an October 2012 MRI showed a joint tear. Ahmad's lawyer says the orthopedic surgeon provided appropriate care.
In February, Rodriguez withdrew two lawsuits against Major League Baseball over its investigation into whether he used banned, performance-enhancing drugs. He's denied it.
The probe spurred his suspension.