Rudy Fernandez Out 4-6 Weeks
Dam the Portland Trail Blazers where hit some more bad news after learning that Rudy Fernandez will be sidelined from 4-6 weeks after undergoing successful surgery to alleviate pain in his right leg. The microdiscetomy procedure relieved pressure from a nerve root in his lower back that caused discomfort in the leg. This comes on the heels of the Trail Blazers losing center Greg Oden for the season.
“The procedure was successful and we can now turn our attention to getting Rudy healthy and back on the court” Blazers general manager Kevin Pritchard said.
Fernandez is a hoopster and hopefully he can return to full form, however till I see it, this will cast a shadow of doubt with me since it involves the back. I’m not a doctor nor do I have medical proof in this theory but I do believe that a injury that concerns the back is more of a downfall to an athlete than say his legs, believing that the back is the core of the body.
Hopefully this shadow of a doubt is erased in 4 to 6 weeks.