|Joey Votto could miss all of August. (US Presswire)|
Reds first baseman Joey Votto had an addition surgery on his left knee on Friday, pushing his return back 7-10 days, Reds trainer Paul Lessard told Tom Groeschen of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Votto had traveled with the team on its road trip to Milwaukee and Chicago and even had practiced sliding during the trip. Votto reported soreness after the sliding and he was sent back to Cincinnati where he had an MRI that revealed cartilage floating in his knee. Votto had a six-minute surgery to remove the cartilage Friday night, Lessard said.
After finishing the series against the Cubs on Sunday, the team will have a day off Monday before hosting the Mets on Tuesday.
Lessard said he doesn't know exactly how long the procedure would set Votto back.
"I'd rather see where he is when we get back, to give you a safer bet of how long," Lessard told Groeschen.
Votto had surgery to repair a torn medial meniscus on July 17 and was projected to miss three-to-four weeks.
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