Votto Out 3-4 Weeks

Joey Votto
Joey Votto
Reported by: Dan Rieffer
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Updated: 7/16/2012 8:19 pm
Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto is expected to miss 3-4 weeks following arthroscopic knee surgery.

CINCINNATI, Oh. - The Reds have announced that star first baseman Joey Votto has been diagnosed with a torn meniscus in his left knee and will have arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday, which will sideline the All-Star 3-4 weeks.

According to a release from the organization, Votto said, “It is in my best interest and in the best interest of the team to do it now so that I can be healthy during the last two months of the pennant race.”

Votto suffered the injury sliding into third base in the fifth inning on June 29 at San Francisco.
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