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Joey Votto to Undergo Knee Surgery

Rich Pilling/Getty Images(CINCINNATI) -- Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto has a torn meniscus in his left knee and will have arthroscopic surgery.

Despite the need for surgery, Reds general manager Walt Jocketty doesn't think this is too serious.

"It's a very simple procedure," Jocketty said on Fox Sports Ohio. "It takes 20 to 30 minutes. The doctor can give you better insight on exactly what the procedure is, but it's a very simple scope and repair. Probably three to four week recovery time and Joey feels very comfortable with the direction we're going in."

"He just wants to get it done with right away and get back to one-hundred percent and be ready for the last two months of the season," Jocketty added.

The injury occurred in a July 29 game versus the San Francisco Giants, but it didn't stop Votto from playing until he had a medical exam Monday night and realized the situation.

Votto is hitting .342, with 14 home runs, 49 RBIs and a .465 on-base percentage.

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