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Bob Uecker undergoes successful heart surgery

Apr 30, 2010, 5:14 PM EDT

Bob Uecker broadcasting.jpgTom Haudricort reports that Brewers’ broadcaster Bob Uecker had his heart surgery today and that it was a success:

“As of 2:30 pm, Bob is out of surgery and in the ICU. We are pleased
that Mr. Uecker’s surgery went smoothly today,” said Nicolosi. “We
replaced his aortic valve, aortic root and part of his ascending aorta.
We also did a coronary bypass on one vessel.”

“Our family is thrilled with the outcome of today’s surgery,” said Bob
Uecker, Jr., son of Bob, Sr. “We’re grateful to the staff at Froedtert
for their medical and professional care; they have been terrific every
step of the way. We also want to thank our extended family, friends and
all of the fans who have expressed their concern for my father;  we
appreciate their thoughtful and kind wishes.”

Per previous reports, Uecker will remain in the hospital for 5-7 days and should be fully recovered by the time the Brewers are mathematically eliminated from the division race.

Or 12 weeks, whichever comes first.

  1. SouthofHeaven - Apr 30, 2010 at 5:18 PM

    Sweet! Uecker rules. Very good news.

  2. Mike - Apr 30, 2010 at 5:46 PM

    Your a classless jerk

  3. Real Vikings fans wouldn't cheer for Favre - Apr 30, 2010 at 7:52 PM

    glad it went well

  4. Mary l Savall - Apr 30, 2010 at 8:05 PM

    Hi mr Basebal. Glad it turned out ok. We are all hopeing for the best. God Bless. Mary ps you are the best announcer!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. joshjs - Apr 30, 2010 at 11:51 PM

    Well played, sir. Well played, indeed.

  6. Geo - May 1, 2010 at 2:56 AM

    Get well soon Bob…I had an aortic valve replacement and i am only 45. It is tough in the beginning but you just ned to keep fighting through the tiredness and right now after 6 months I am doing three miles on the treadmill and lifting weights. Good Luck Bob

  7. Old Gator - May 1, 2010 at 4:48 AM

    I can’t even fix a sink drain without getting drizzled with glop while palmetto bugs fight to lick it off me, so the idea of an aortic valve replacement is kinda hard to think about. But Harry, if anyone can handle it, you can. Hang in there, take care of yourself, and we’ll catch you back in the booth in September.
    recaptcha: hepatitis important. The system must’ve been watching Shohei Imamura’s Dr. Akagi on the Honorable Seppuku Network tonight.

  8. Milton - May 1, 2010 at 11:37 AM

    Good news. Get well soon Ueck!

  9. YANKEES1996 - May 1, 2010 at 1:03 PM

    I’m glad everything went well, we’ll be waiting for you at the ballpark Ueck.

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