Entries in Back Surgery (6)


Tiger Woods Will Play Next Week

Stuart Franklin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After being out since March due to back surgery, Tiger Woods announced on Facebook Friday he will return and play in the Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club next week.

"After a lot of therapy I have recovered well and will be supporting my foundation next week at the Quicken Loans National,'' Woods said in a Facebook post. "I've just started to hit full shots but it's time to take the next step. I will be a bit rusty but I want to play myself back into competitive shape. Excited for the challenge ahead.''

The 38-year-old Woods had back surgery on March 31 to allieviate pain caused by a pinched nerve.

Woods has dealt with back pain since last year's PGA Championship. It finally got the best of him at this year's  WGC-Cadillac Championship. He was playing well shooting a 66 on Saturday to close in on the leader. But he dealt with back issues all of Sunday and finished shooting a 78 and in 25th place. He hasn't played in a tour event since.

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Tiger Woods Will Miss U.S. Open

Stuart Franklin/Getty Images(DUBLIN, Ohio) -- Tiger Woods announced on his website Wednesday that he will miss the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 because he is still recovering from back surgery.

"Unfortunately, I won't be there because I am not physically able to play competitive golf," Woods said. "I'd like to convey my regrets to the USGA leadership, the volunteers and the fans that I won't be at Pinehurst. The U.S. Open is very important to me, and I know it's going to be a great week. Despite missing the first two majors, and several other important tournaments, I remain very optimistic about this year and my future."

Woods has been sidelined since playing in the WGC- Cadillac Championship in early March. The 14-time major title winner had surgery on March 31 for a pinched nerve in his back.

This will be the sixth major championship Tiger has missed because of injuries.

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Mitch McGary's Season Likely Over

Kelly Kline/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Michigan sophomore forward Mitch McGary's season is likely over after opting to have back surgery.

"My back problems have been a daily challenge ever since late August," said McGary. "We have worked hard rehabbing the injury and I thought that everything was proceeding in the right direction until the last two weeks. I have consulted with my family, my coaches and our doctors and decided the best option now is to have surgery. This was a difficult decision to make because I want to be out there with my teammates. At the same time, I need to be healthy to give everything I can on the court and help my team."

Michigan has not announced a timetable for McGary's return, but is reporting it's highly unlikely the sophomore returns to the court this season.

The 6-foot-10, 265 pound McGary missed the first two games of the season due to his back. Since then, he has averaged 9.5 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.


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Jason Pierre-Paul has Successful Back Surgery

Scott Cunningham/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul had successful surgery to repair a herniated disk in his lower back, the team announced Tuesday.

Pierre-Paul is expected to need approximately 12 weeks of rehabilitation.

The 24-year-old Pierre-Paul has dealt with back injuries throughout his career, including all of last season.

"My back has been bothering me for a while, and even last season I played through some back issues," Pierre-Paul said in statement."The treatment I've been doing has helped manage the issue, but this procedure is going to get me fully healthy and there should be no more pain. I'm going to do everything the doctors tell me to do during my rehab so I can be back playing the game I love at a high level as quickly as possible."

Despite chronic back pain,  Pierre-Paul has played in every regular-season game of his three-year NFL career recording 182 tackles, 27.5 sacks and five forced fumbles.

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Jason Spezza to Undergo Back Surgery

Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images(OTTAWA) -- Ottawa Senators center Jason Spezza will undergo back surgery Friday, to repair a herniated disk.

There is no timeline on Spezza's return, but Senators general manager Bryan Murray says the team is hopeful the two-time All-Star will return this season.

"It's just the best thing to do at this point," Murray said Thursday. "You probably could take days off and play a game here and there, but that doesn't make any sense for him or us. So getting it done, hopefully getting it cleaned out will allow him to come back at 100 percent and continue his career."

Spezza has a history of back problems. He had those problems flare up in Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh and had missed the teams following two games.

In 611 NHL games, the 29-year-old Spezza has scored 228 goals and dished out 393 assists.

Ottawa (5-1-1,13pts) is currently tied with Boston for the most points in the Eastern Conference.

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Grady Sizemore has Back Surgery, To Miss 8-12 Weeks

Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- Cleveland Indians outfielder Grady Sizemore is headed to the disabled list again. The team announced Sizemore had lower back surgery Thursday, and is expected to miss the next 8-12 weeks of the season.

The 29-year old Sizemore was considered by many as an up and coming star, but the past three seasons he has dealt with a variety of injuries that have kept him off the field.

The Indians re-signed Sizemore in November to a one-year $5 million dollar contract that with incentives could be worth as much as $9 million dollars.

Sizemore has now had five operations in the last two years.

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