Brewers infielder Corey Hart out four months for knee surgery
Milwaukee, WI, United States (4E Sports) – Brewers first baseman Corey Hart will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Tuesday.
Recovery time is three to four months, forcing Hart to miss the early part of the season.
Milwaukee Brewers assistant general manager Gord Ash said Hart, 30, was finishing his offseason workouts in Phoenix when he experienced swelling around the knee.
Ash said that after a review of the MRI it was determined the only course of action was surgery.
Dr. William Raasch will perform a debridement and a meniscal tear repair in Milwaukee.
Recovering from the debridement, which is the removal of lacerated, dead, or contaminated tissue, is the biggest factor, according to Ash.
“When you have that kind of surgery, you can’t be weight bearing for up to six weeks,” Ash told mlb.com. “That’s really what slows down the recovery.”
The Brewers GM said he isn’t concerned about Hart recovering in time from the surgery.
“Track record-wise, he’ll probably be back sooner rather than later,” said Ash, who describes Hart as a good rehab patient.