Texas Rangers third baseman, Kevin Kouzmanoff, has been suffering from a herniated disc in his lower back. Previously attempting to forgo surgery, Rangers’ spine specialist Dr. Drew Dossett has officially advised that he undergo the procedure.
Kouzmanoff stated that his back has been feeling better, but now he has tingling in his legs; making the surgery a must.
“It’s been a rough couple of days. Surgery is the last thing you want to try, but now it looks like the time has come.”
He is expected to miss seven to twelve weeks after the surgery.
The 32 year old originally suffered a back injury back in 2004 when he fell down some stairs in the dugout chasing a ball. His back has never been the same since and Kouzmanoff believes that the herniated disc is one of the previously injured.
Last week he received an epidural to try and help the stiffness he felt, but a few days later the tingling began. Rather than risk long term injury, surgery is the most likely answer.