Rudy Fernandez to have surgery

@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.

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