Reds shortstop Zack Cozart has torn knee ligaments, tendon
CHICAGO (AP) -- Reds shortstop Zack Cozart has torn a torn tendon and ligaments in his right knee and will need reconstructive surgery, leaving him with a nine-month rehabilitation.
Cozart hurt the knee when he slipped on first base while trying to beat out a grounder during a 5-2 win over Philadelphia on Wednesday. The team hadn't received results of tests on the knee when it headed to Chicago for the start of a four-game series.
It's a stinging setback for the Reds. Cozart is among the NL's top shortstops in numerous offensive categories, with nine homers and 28 RBIs.
He also was the Reds' second-leading candidate for the All-Star Game that will be played in Cincinnati. Only third baseman Todd Frazier has gotten more fan votes.