Broadcast Legend Had First Surgery In April
The Milwaukee Brewers announced Thursday morning that team radio announcer Bob Uecker will undergo a second heart surgery. The surgery is scheduled for Tuesday at Froedtert Hospital, according to wisn.com.
The 75-year-old hall of fame broadcaster underwent his first heart surgery in April.
The surgery is necessitated by a pseudoaneurysm, or tear, at the site of his valve replacement, according to a release from the Milwaukee Brewers. It is believed that this occurred due to a skin-related staph infection which entered the bloodstream and seeded itself into his surgical repair site.
“I’m approaching this with the same optimism that I had the first time, and I appreciate all of the kind thoughts and well wishes from Brewers fans and everyone who has reached out to me,” Uecker said in a release. “I have the highest confidence in the doctors and staff at Froedtert Hospital and I look forward to being ready to go well before Spring Training in Arizona.”
The recovery time is projected to be 8 to 10 weeks according to cardiologist James Kleczka with Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin.
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