Saturday, October 30, 2010
Uecker goes home eight days after surgery
Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker was released from Milwaukee's Froedtert Hospital on Wednesday, eight days after undergoing surgery to fix a tear in one of his heart valves.
"I want to thank the doctors and staff at Froedtert again for the terrific care throughout the surgery and recovery," Uecker said in a statement released by the team. "I am encouraged to be going home, and I appreciate the kind wishes from Brewers fans as I continue to recuperate."
The surgery was performed by Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Cardiothoracic Surgeon Alfred C. Nicolosi, MD. Nicolosi also operated on Uecker in late April, when he replaced Uecker's aortic valve, aortic root and part of his ascending aorta and also performed a coronary bypass.
Weeks later, Uecker developed a staph infection at the surgical site, which doctors believe led to the tear that was repaired Oct. 19.
"We're pleased that Bob's doing well and can continue his recovery at home," Nicolosi said.
Uecker is planning to meet with reporters at Miller Park at some point during his recovery.