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Alex Rodriguez drops malpractice suit against Yankees doctor

By CNN Staff
updated 7:03 PM EDT, Fri June 20, 2014
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The lawsuit was filed against the Yankee's team doctor and a New York hospital
  • It focused on the alleged misdiagnoses of A-Rod's hip injury

(CNN) -- Suspended New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez has dropped a medical malpractice lawsuit against the Yankees' team doctor and New York Presbyterian Hospital, according to court paperwork filed Thursday.

Rodriguez had alleged that the Yankees' Dr. Christopher S. Ahmad had misdiagnosed Rodriguez's hip injury, clearing him for play when a second doctor recommended surgery.

CNN National Correspondent Jason Carroll contributed to this report.

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