MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker was scheduled for heart surgery Tuesday to repair a tear from a previous heart valve replacement.
The same team of doctors that performed the initial surgery on the 75-year-old Uecker last April will also do this procedure.
Uecker returned to the booth in July after his first surgery that replaced his aortic valve, aortic root and part of his ascending aorta along with a coronary bypass.
Doctors believe the recent tear is due to a staph infection.
Uecker finished his 40th season broadcasting Brewers games this year.