Wizards' Songaila to have surgery on herniated disc

Updated: October 31, 2006, 11:42 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Washington Wizards forward Darius Songaila will have back surgery for a herniated disc and be sidelined up to three months.

"I am very disappointed that I will not be out there with my new teammates," Songaila said in a statement on Tuesday. "I plan to work hard and look forward to getting back on the court. Unfortunately, surgery is my best option at this time."

The 6-foot-9 Songaila was injured while playing for Lithuania's national team at the world ...

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