CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 27: Corey Hart #1 of the Milwaukee Brewers hits a home run in the 9th inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on August 27, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Corey Hart suffered a setback in his recovery Sunday while attempting to run the bases and may not return as expected on Tuesday.
Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Corey Hart suffered a setback Sunday afternoon in his rehab from a left foot injury, leaving a Tuesday return to the Brewers' lineup up in the air. Per Adam McCalvy of MLB.com:
"I’m definitely aiming for Tuesday, I just wish it would have felt better today than it did," Hart said. "It’s a little frustrating. Today was the first day I tried to run the bases, and it didn’t go as planned."
Running in a straight line was fine, but the trouble came when Hart ran along the arc along the outer edge of the infield dirt.
The 30-year-old Hart has now missed six consecutive games with the foot injury, a partial tear of his plantar fascia -- a connective tissue on the bottom of the foot. The Brewers' medical staff are now debating whether or not to give Hart an anti-inflammatory injection in his foot to quicken the healing process.
Travis Ishikawa will continue to fill in for Hart at first base, but may also share time with Taylor Green if Hart continues to experience setbacks. Manager Ron Roenicke said that it is a "possibility" Hart will not return this season. Hart is batting .278/.340/.514 with 27 home runs and 77 RBI on the year.
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