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Uecker Released From Hospital

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker has been released from the hospital after undergoing heart surgery last Friday.

Uecker says in Thursday's statement that he's extremely grateful for all the kind words from Brewers fans, friends and associates and looks forward to returning to the broadcast booth later this summer.

Uecker is expected to miss up to three months while recovering from the surgery to replace the 75-year-old broadcaster's aortic valve, aortic root and part of his ascending aorta. Dr. Alfred C. Nicolosi also performed a coronary bypass during the six-hour procedure.

The team says Uecker will not be available for interviews, but will come to Miller Park at a later time to provide an update on his recovery.

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