Rickie Weeks has hamstring surgery, recovery period is 4-6 months

The scene when Rickie Weeks' 2013 season was concluded.
The scene when Rickie Weeks' 2013 season was concluded. (USATSI)

Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks underwent successful surgery to repair his left hamstring injury Thursday, the club has announced. The procedure was done by Dr. James Andrews and Weeks' timetable for recovery is set at four to six months.

So, basically, he's obviously out for the season but the 2014 season shouldn't be affected. Taking the full six months to recover gets Weeks to the middle of February.

Weeks, 30, was an All-Star in 2011 but has been disappointing since. This season he hit just .209/.306/.357 with 20 doubles, 10 homers and 24 RBI this season.

Next season is a big one for Weeks, as he needs at least 600 plate appearances to vest an $11.5 million option for 2015. Otherwise he'll be a free agent after next season.

CBS Sports Writer

Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered ever World Series since 2010. The former Indiana University baseball player now lives on the north... Full Bio

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