Cincinnati Reds shortstop Zack Cozart will miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament and torn biceps tendon in this right knee, the team announced via Twitter. The surgery is expect to take place on Monday, with rehab taking approximately nine months.
SS Zack Cozart tore ligaments and the biceps tendon in his right knee. Is expected to have surgery Monday. Rehab approximately 9 months.
— #VoteReds (@Reds) June 11, 2015
Cozart, 29, was injured while trying to beat out a ground ball in the first inning of Wednesday game against the Phillies. His foot slipped across the base, which caused his ankle and knee to twist. He was examined by a trainer and was unable to put any weight on his leg as he left the field.
The team placed him on the 15-day disabled list earlier today. Cozart was having one of the best seasons of his career, hitting nine homers in 194 at-bats which is just six shy of his career high.
This is a major loss for the Reds, who look to be sellers come the trade deadline now.