Reds shortstop Zack Cozart has torn knee ligaments, tendon

BY foxsports • June 11, 2015

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.

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