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Bob Uecker needs more heart surgery

Updated: October 14, 2010, 11:12 AM ET
Associated Press

MILWAUKEE -- Brewers radio announcer Bob Uecker needs surgery on his heart again after a tear was discovered at the site of his valve replacement.

The team says Uecker will have the surgery on Tuesday that will be performed by the same doctors who did his initial procedure on April 30. Uecker's recovery time is expected to be at least eight weeks.

"I'm approaching this with the same optimism that I had the first time, and I appreciate all of the kind thoughts and well wishes ...

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