• Corey Hart to miss first six weeks of regular season following knee surgery

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Jan 18, 2013
    First baseman Corey Hart will miss the next three to four months with an injured right knee that requires surgery, the team announced on Friday. Hart won't be able to put any weight on his right leg for six weeks after the surgery, meaning spring training will be well under way before Hart even can begin getting on the field to do any running or working out. Recovery time is expected to be three to four months, likely forcing Hart to miss the first month or so of the season. It's somewhat serendipitous that Mat Gamel, whom Hart replaced at first base early in the 2012 season after he torn the ACL in his right knee, is standing by to play there in Hart's place. Hart had one of his best seasons last year, hitting .270 with 30 homers and 83 RBIs to help the Brewers lead the National League in home runs and runs scored. "Some of this is about the surgery, and some of it is the effort you put into recovery, and he's always been a good rehab patient and follows the program. Like a doubles-hitter! But he might just be another Gamel, as bloggist Jack Moore at Disciples of Uecker pointed out in October when he compared Gamel to Brett Wallace of the Astros:

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