SAN FRANCISCO, May 4 (UPI) -- San Francisco's Barry Bonds is not expected back in the lineup for at least two months after a third operation on his right knee, it was reported Wednesday.
The 40-year-old Bonds underwent arthroscopic surgery Monday to clean out an infection, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Bonds is expected to take antibiotics for at least two weeks and won't begin rehab on the knee until he is assured the infection is gone, the newspaper reported, adding that his return to the team isn't expected for at least two months.
"The surgery went well," Bonds said on his Web site. "Dr. (Art) Ting cleaned out the infected area and they are now treating me with antibiotics."
Bonds has not played since the season began. He had previous operations on the knee Jan 31 and March 17. He also had surgery on his left knee in October.
"I've been through ups and downs before and I will be back," Bonds said.