Update: Rudy Fernandez’s Surgery Successful, Will Miss 4-6 Weeks

December 8th, 2009 by Busta Bucket Leave a reply »
Update: The timeline for Rudy's return has been set at 4-6 weeks. The talented Blazers lineup is getting more and more depleted by the day:


Second-year Spaniard will be sidelined 4-6 weeks

PORTLAND, Ore. : Portland Trail Blazers guard/forward Rudy Fernandez underwent a successful microdiscectomy Tuesday to alleviate pain in his right leg, General Manager Kevin Pritchard announced today.

Fernandez, 24, will miss 4-6 weeks as a result of the procedure, which relieved pressure from a nerve root in his lower back that caused pain in his right leg.

"The procedure was successful and we can now turn our attention to getting Rudy healthy and back on the court," said Pritchard. "He's been under a lot of pain and we look forward to Rudy returning healthier than ever."

Dr. George Shanno performed the procedure at Southwest Washington Regional Surgery Center in Vancouver, Wash.

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