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Corey Hart suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee and was expected to miss the first three to four months of the season. However, Hart has decided to delay surgery and get a second opinion. If the tear is not significant enough to require surgery, Hart could be available Opening Day.
As Nick Freimuth of the Door County News said yesterday, Hart's surgery is still pending. There is noting scheduled at this point. Danny Knobler of CBS Sports was one of the first to report of Hart's desire to get a second-opinion.
Brewers announce Corey Hart has put off knee surgery, will get second opinion from Dr. Richard Steadman in Vail, CO
— DKnobler (@DKnobler) January 22, 2013
Dr. Steadman is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after doctors in the world of knee injuries. If he confirms the need for surgery, Hart will schedule it. However, the team and Hart hope there is another way. Perhaps rehab and strengthening drill will allow him to play right away this season.
Hart hit .270/.334/.507 with 30 home runs last year. Hart is capable of hitting 30 home runs on a consistent basis if he can stay healthy. He has averaged just under 30 home runs per season in his last three seasons. The two-time All-Star will be key to the Milwaukee Brewers' chances in 2013.
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