Sunday, May 4, 2014

Report: Jay Bruce expected to miss 3-4 weeks after knee surgery

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Jay Bruce is expected to miss 3-4 weeks due to requiring surgery to repair a partially torn meniscus in his left knee. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com was the first to confirm that Bruce will undergo surgery this week.

The 27-year-old was scratched from Sunday's lineup with a sore knee. Upon further review, the team's medical staff found that the ailment was worse than they initially believed.

Losing Bruce will undoubtedly be a big blow to the heart of Cincinnati's batting order. The Reds will now rely heavily on Todd Frazier, Ryan Ludwick, and Joey Votto to provide power in a lineup that will otherwise be void of power in Bruce's absence.

A trip to the disabled list has been a rarity for Bruce throughout his career. In fact, he's been the team's token Iron Man recently. The Texas native has played in no fewer than 148 games in each of the last four seasons. However, that streak is likely to come to a halt with Sunday's news.

Bruce is hitting .218 with three home runs and 14 RBI this year.

Via Eye on Baseball

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