@pdxtrailblazers: Rudy Fernandez will undergo a microdiscectomy to relieve pressure from a nerve root in his lower back that is causing pain in his right leg.
And the release:
PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Trail Blazers guard/forward Rudy Fernandez will undergo a procedure today to alleviate pain in his right leg, General Manager Kevin Pritchard announced Tuesday.
Fernandez, 24, will undergo a microdiscectomy to relieve pressure from a nerve root in his lower back that is causing pain in his right leg.
Dr. George Shanno will perform the procedure at Southwest Washington Regional Surgery Center in Vancouver, Wash.
A timetable for his return will be determined after the procedure.
And the hits just keep on coming.
UPDATE: Per multiple reports and an official release, Rudy’s timetable for return is 4-6 weeks, which would put him toward the end of January and before the All-Star break, around the same time Nic Batum could possibly return.