The back that Tiger Woods carried the PGA Tour on for 2 full decades got its fourth surgery, and his return this season and beyond is in serious doubt.
Padraig harrington announced he had a fourth surgery on his back again to alleviate pain and his return to competitive golf this season and past is in doubt.
The 14-time major championship winner announced on his website after he divulged plans to design a public golf course at Big Cedar Lodge 10 miles south of Branson, Missouri that he had the procedure done just two days.
Through that general public event, Woods hit two balls on a 100-yard par-3 hole and did perhaps not look in pain swinging a tennis club. Their first ball apparently missed the green, but the second one found the surface that is putting. Two days later he was on an operating table.
He first had back operation just before the 2014 Masters, then two more in nov 2015. He’d planned to play in this season’s Masters, but pulled out of the before friday.
Surgical Treatment Explained
The most recent procedure was required to correct impacts from the past three surgeries. The golfer’s base lower-back disc severely narrowed, causing sciatica and severe back and leg pain and also the therapy he was doing wasn’t working.
The fusion surgery entailed removing the disc that is damaged re-elevating the collapsed disc area to normal levels. This enables usually the one vertebrae to heal to the other. The goal is to (more…)