Furcal to undergo surgery to relieve pressure on disk in lower back
HOUSTON -- Dodgers shortstop Rafael Furcal will have surgery on Thursday to relieve pressure on a disk in his lower back and could be out at least eight weeks, manager Joe Torre said.
Furcal left a rehab assignment with the team's Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas on Tuesday and returned to Los Angeles after experiencing discomfort in his back. He has been on the disabled list since May 6 because of a lower back strain.
The Dodgers said Furcal would undergo a microdiscectomy. ...
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