Uecker progressing well after surgery

Uecker progressing well after surgery

A day after undergoing successful heart surgery in Milwaukee's Froedtert Hospital, Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker is doing well, the team announced on Saturday.

While he is still in the ICU, as expected, he has been reported as being awake, alert and able to sit in a chair. The recovery process, the team said in a release, is progressing as anticipated.

The surgery, a six-hour procedure, replaced Uecker's aortic valve, aortic root and part of his ascending aorta. A bypass was performed on another blood vessel as well.

Uecker is expected to remain in the hospital for five to seven days, with full recovery coming in approximately 10-12 weeks. Uecker's radio partner, Cory Provus, is handling play-by-play during the Brewers' road trip, with Fox Sports Wisconsin's Davey Nelson handling analysis. The team's flagship station, WTMJ-AM, will determine broadcasting assignments for the remainder of Uecker's absence at a later date.