Surgery a success for prospect Harrison

Surgery a success for prospect Harrison

MILWAUKEE -- Outfielder Monte Harrison, the Brewers' No. 9 prospect, underwent successful surgery on Thursday to repair a fracture in his left tibia and a dislocated fibula in his left ankle, with a plate and screws placed in the ankle. He will resume baseball activities in six months and will fully ready to go by Spring Training.

Harrison, 19, sustained the injury rounding third base during a July 21 game with Rookie-level Helena. He was taken off the field by emergency medical technicians and transported to the hospital.

Harrison was Milwaukee's second-round pick in the 2014 Draft, and the club decided it was best for him to begin the 2015 season with Class A Wisconsin rather than in extended spring training. He struggled, with a .148/.246/.247 slash line, and was sent to Helena. There he took off, batting .299 and stealing 14 bases in 28 games before the injury.

Brandon Curry is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.