Joey Votto will miss the remainder of the 2022 season, he announced Wednesday, after an MRI showed a rotator cuff tear in his left shoulder and he was advised by multiple doctors to undergo season-ending surgery.
The surgery is scheduled for Friday with a six-month recovery timeline. He says he plans to be ready for spring training in 2023.
“I’ve been able to play through it,” Votto said. “Only the past, three or four months or so has it been painful to the point where without getting into specifics, difficult to lift, hurts to sleep."
Votto underwent an MRI last Friday after the Reds returned from their 10-day road trip through Miami, Milwaukee, New York and Dyersville, Iowa for the Field of Dreams game.