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MLB Injury News:
The Milwaukee Brewers were hit by huge blow yesterday. They were already without Rickie Weeks because of a torn hamstring, but there had been hope that Weeks could go through a rigorous rehab program and allow the hamstring to heal without surgery. Yesterday, that option was taken off the table as Weeks went under the knife.
Adam McCalvy of MLB.com says Weeks chose to have surgery which officially ends his season. The surgery will also sideline Weeks for 4-6 months. Dr, James Andrews performed the surgery in Florida, and Weeks hopes to return by the start of spring training. McCalvy laid out Weeks' options for us:
Because the tendon in question — the semitendinosus — is sometimes harvested and used in ACL repairs, Weeks could have simply strengthened the surrounding muscle and played on. The other option a surgery in which the tendon was re-attached to the bone.
Weeks did not want to essentially eliminate a piece of his hamstring unless necessary, so he chose the surgical route. By doing so, he hopes to return by the start of spring training, and probably will. But that's not a given. If he hits any road blocks from now until then, Weeks could find himself still not ready to go when the gate open in Arizona next spring.
The Brewers are playing for nothing at this point, so being without Weeks this season should not impact them much. However, they will need him back to 100 percent going forward. This is a team that is not far from competing. Last season proved that. Weeks is an important part of the formula for success.
This season, Weeks hit a disappointing .209/.306/.357. However, in his career, Weeks has been an above average second baseman and an All-Star. In his career, Weeks has hit .247/.346/.422.
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