In a letter released by the Oakland Athletics, A's broadcaster Ken Korach disclosed that a knee injury will probably prevent him from appearing in Cactus League games early in the schedule on the Oakland Athletics Radio Network. The first game to be broadcast on 95.7 The Game is Saturday, March 7 against the Los Angeles Angels.
Dear Athletics Friends and Colleagues:
I've been working with Ken Pries on the timing of this email because I've been holding out hope that I can make it to Arizona for the first spring training broadcast, but now I know that I won't make it.
To make a long story short, I've been dealing with a significant injury to my left knee. I had a replacement in the same knee in 2012, and had no issues with the knee for almost three years.
I've been told by my doctors that the replacement itself is fine. However---and I don't pretend to be able to speak with the expertise of a doctor---any injury to a knee that has had a replacement becomes magnified.
Right now, of course, the goal is to get better. I need to heal and do the rehab, and the process has been slow. (I should also mention that I am getting excellent care.)
As I said at the beginning of this letter, I sincerely doubt that I will be available for the games early in the Cactus League. Ken Pries and Mike Crowley have been very understanding and have assured me that my recovery is the most important thing. In the interim, I know the broadcasts will be in very good hands with Vince and Ray.
Thanks very much and, of course, I'd love to be down there in Arizona enjoying the spring and getting ready for the season.
We at Athletics Nation wish Ken Korach a speedy rehabilitation!