(WNFL)- Brewers' TV analyst Bill Schroeder will remain hospitalized for a second straight night with an infection in his right hand and arm. He was sent to a hospital during the Fox Sports Wisconsin broadcast of last night's Brewers' victory over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.
Schroeder plans to miss tonight's contest, before returning to the booth tomorrow night. Schroeder, a former Brewers' catcher, said the infection arose after surgery he had last Thursday morning to remove calcium deposits from a finger. He said he felt good enough to broadcast last Thursday afternoon's Brewer win over San Francisco -- but his hand started acting up on Saturday night, and it got worse Sunday and yesterday.
He started working last night's game when a Cubs' doctor checked him out and sent him to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Davey Nelson took over for Schroeder in the middle of the broadcast, and he'll remain alongside Brian Anderson for tonight's broadcast.
Schroeder said he has never missed a game with a finger injury.
He was a Major League catcher for eight seasons, and he's in his 20th year as the Brewers' TV analyst.