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MILWAUKEE Brewers first baseman Corey Hart underwent knee surgery Friday, three days after it was originally scheduled.
Brewers physician Dr. William Raasch debrided the joint surface in Hart's right knee and repaired a small meniscal tear. The surgery is expected to keep Hart out for four months, with his return coming in late May at the earliest.
It was announced Jan. 18 that Hart needed knee surgery and that the procedure would take place last Tuesday in Milwaukee. On Tuesday morning, the Brewers said Hart had postponed the surgery and would seek a second opinion from Dr. Richard Steadman in Vail, Colo.
Steadman agreed with Raasch's initial diagnosis and the surgery took place Friday.
The 30-year-old Hart -- who missed most of last spring after having surgery to repair cartilage tears in the same knee -- noticed swelling in his knee while going through offseason workouts.
After surgery last spring, Hart recovered quickly and was ready for Opening Day. When first baseman Mat Gamel tore his ACL in early May, Hart shifted from right field to first base. A combination of Hart playing well at first base and the emergence of right fielder Norichika Aoki led to the team's decision to keep Hart at first base for this season.
The two-time All-Star hit .270 with 30 home runs and 83 RBI in 2012. With Hart out for the majority of the first two months of the season, Gamel will get the first crack at becoming the everyday first baseman.
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Corey Hart took his time and went for a second opinion, but the knee surgery
he was planning for this past Tuesday proved inevitable. Tom Haudricourt
of the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel reports that Hart, 30, underwent
arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Friday morning.
Team physician William Raasch performed the surgery, but only after specialist
Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Corey Hart underwent surgery Friday morning on his injured right knee. Earlier in the week, Hart said he hoped to postpone surgery while he sought a second opinion, holding on to the possibility of rehabbing the knee and playing through the injury this season. But the Brewers announced that Dr. William Raasch went ahead with the surgery, which...
The Milwauke Brewers, who thought they were set at every position in the field heading into spring training, suddenly have a void at first base. When Corey Hart began experiencing swelling in his right knee during offseason workouts, an MRI was performed that revealed a possible defect. Surgery was scheduled with team physician William Raasch in Milwaukee, but that was delayed...
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According to Chase Hughes of CSN...
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...
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