Hall of Famer Lou Brock in recovery after leg amputation

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) - Beloved cardinal Hall of Famer Lou Brock is recovering Tuesday night after surgery to amputate part of his leg.  Sports Director Martin Kilcoyne says there has been some concern for the Cardinal great’s health as of late.

FOX 2 has learned that Brock has been dealing with an infection related to a diabetic condition, and that necessitated an amputation of his left leg, just below the knee.

Brock, who lives in the St. Louis area, turned 76 this past summer.

He joined the Cardinals in the summer of 1964 after the infamous trade with the cubs.  He retired in 1979, and went into the Hall of Fame in 1985.

We understand that he has been fitted with a prosthetic, and is recovering well.