Corey Hard could miss up to four months due to ongoing knee problems. (Marc Serota, Getty Images)
Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Corey Hart will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery, a procedure that will keep him out of action for 3-4 months, the team announced today through a tweet from its head of media relations.
This is the second surgical procedure Hart will need on his right knee in as many years. Last season Hart missed a month of action due to a meniscus tear in the knee - an injury that was revealed at a similar time, before the start of the season.
If its any solace to the Brewers, Hart went on to have a fine 2012 season, hitting 30 home runs with 83 RBIs and a .270 batting average. All three numbers are among the best he has put up in his nine-year career in the majors.