Zack Cozart's 2015 season ended on June 10 with a misstep running out a ground ball.
Cozart tore ligaments and the biceps tendon in his right knee and had it surgically repaired. Cozart was off to a good start, hitting .258 with nine home runs and 28 RBI when the injury occurred.
The Reds were 27-31 at the time he was injured, having suffered a nine-game losing streak in mid-May. The Reds defeated the Philadelphia Phillies the day he was hurt to complete a four-game winning streak.
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Cozart's fortunes and the Reds went downhill from there. The Reds are 36-62 coming into the last six games of the season.
It has been hard for the 30-year old to be on the sidelines.
"It's been a tough year in general," Cozart said. "I don't like to see my teammates go out there and struggle. I like to compete."
Cozart has had over three months to rehab his knee.
"I'm confident I will be full go by spring training," Cozart said. "It will be close to nine months since the surgery."