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Kenzie Fowler to have back surgery

Kenzie Fowler to have back surgery

CREATED Sep. 28, 2012

Reporter: Jason Barr; Sports Director

University of Arizona senior pitcher Kenzie Fowler will undergo back surgery on Oct. 4 in Los Angeles to mend a herniated disc in her back, softball Coach Mike Candrea said.

Fowler has suffered back pain and leg and foot numbness for the past nine months as a result of a herniated disc. The injury occurred in January of this year, and extensive rehabilitation offered only temporary relief, Candrea said. Doctors will perform MLD surgery, microscopic lumbar discectomy next week, and she is expected to make a full recovery in time for the 2013 season.

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