Hall of Fame Radio Announcer Bob Uecker will undergo a second heart surgery on Tuesday (Oct. 19) at Froedtert Hospital.
Doctors discovered a tear at the site of Uecker’s valve replacement. It’s believed it occurred due to a skin-related staph infection which entered the bloodstream and seeded itself into his surgical repair site.
Uecker said he looks forward to being ready to return to his job with the Milwaukee Brewers by the time Spring Training rolls around. The recovery time for the surgery is projected to be a minimum of eight weeks.